Advice for Anniversaries and Holidays

Help to cope during Anniversaries and Holidays

At Owens Funeral Directors, we recognise the challenges that anniversaries and holidays can bring for those mourning the loss of a loved one. These occasions often amplify feelings of sadness and longing. However, with the right support and coping strategies, it's possible to find comfort and connection during these times. Here are some tips to help you navigate anniversaries and holidays while grieving:

Acknowledge Your Feelings: Allow yourself to feel and express your emotions, whether it's sadness, anger, or nostalgia.

Plan Ahead: Decide in advance how you want to spend the day and consider commemorating it in a special way.

Create New Traditions: Establish new rituals to honour your loved one's memory during these occasions.

Reach Out for Support: Seek comfort from supportive friends, family, or grief support groups.

Practice Self-Care: Prioritise your physical and emotional well-being by engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Be Gentle with Yourself: It's okay to not feel okay. Give yourself the time and space you need to grieve and heal.

Connect with Your Loved One: Find meaningful ways to remember and honour your loved one's life.

Seek Professional Help if Needed: Don't hesitate to seek professional support if you're struggling to cope with grief.

At Owens Funeral Directors, we're here to support you through your grief journey. Please reach out to us if you need additional assistance or resources. You're not alone, and we're here to help.

For UK-based grief counselling services, consider reaching out to organisations like Cruse Bereavement Care, Child Bereavement UK, Winston's Wish, Samaritans, The Compassionate Friends, Marie Curie, Grief Encounter, and Hope Again.