While we all deal with grief differently, sometimes it can get away from you and become too much to handle on your own after a loved one’s cremation service in Allenwood, PA. After all, losing a loved one isn’t and will never be easy.
How do you know if your grief is too much? And what can you do about it? While everyone’s grief can look a bit different, a few warning signs ring true for everyone if grief is becoming too much. For example, an inability to move on or lose enjoyment is a bad sign. You shouldn’t stop living your life completely during grief. You’re still allowed to pursue your interests and goals. If your grief prevents you from pursuing activities you enjoy or things you normally would, you may need help finding your way forward. Avoiding time with loved ones isn’t always good, either. Sometimes it’s easier to process grief on our own, but being with loved ones is also important.
If you consistently avoid other people, you should consider getting help with your grief. Another example is the apprehension of new relationships due to the fear of loss. However, in order to move forward and continue to grow, we must forge new relationships. You might also need some extra help if you find yourself getting lost in escapism and having an inability to continue normal activities. Staying busy or trying to escape to avoid feeling sad is not a long-term solution. Eventually, you will need to face your feelings.
Many people that are grieving find it very helpful to listen to grief podcasts as they are easily accessible and provide bereaved support and community in a very convenient way. Whether you’re looking for more causal listening or are hoping for expert advice, there are tons of helpful grief podcasts available on Spotify, such as The Mindfulness & Grief Podcast by Heather Stang. Heather Stang has a Master’s in death, dying, and bereavement, called thanatology. This degree gives her a unique perspective on grief and can help listeners deal with hard emotions, encourage self-care and compassion, and honor what is left of the deceased.
There’s also Good Grief by Blake Kasemeier. Blake lost her mother to lung cancer and then started Good Grief to help others through their losses and mourning journeys. What’s Your Grief is by Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams. Hosted by two mental health professionals, this podcast discusses the gamut of grief-related topics. Grief Out Loud is by The Dougy Center. Hosted by a clinical social worker, Grief Out Loud talks about the most commonly avoided topics regarding grief. And finally, Grief/Relief by Moe Provencher isn’t hosted by a professional and is geared more towards real people sharing real parts of their lives and grief to help normalize the topic.