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Published: June 27, 2022
by Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center
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When we are experiencing grief, either for the first time or not, it’s easy to believe that we’ll feel the same way forever. After all, grief is a deep and powerful emotion that many people are unfamiliar with. If you are newly experiencing grief, one of the first things you’ll want to remind yourself of is the fact that things will not stay the same way forever. Our cremation services in Gallatin, TN are affordable and highly recommended. Give us a call or stop by for a visit. While the loss will always sting in some way, the grief attached to it, while it may not disappear completely, will eventually fade in its own way. If you are interested to learn more about how grief changes over time, read on!

Grief is Personal

If you are newly experiencing grief for the first time, it can be a daunting and frustrating place to be in. While things can look completely bleak and hopeless, it’s important to understand that things will not always be this way. Additionally, many people who are new to grief make the mistake of comparing themselves to others. What we mean by this is that while someone you know may have seemed to overcome their grief quickly and without much difficulty doesn’t mean that you should have to be the same way. Grief is not the same for everyone, so it is silly to assume that everyone should go at the same pace as one another. During this difficult moment in your life, embrace being gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you are going to grieve at your own pace, and it may take days, weeks, or even months to get yourself together, and that is completely fine! Remember, it is not a race, so you should feel completely free to go at your own pace.

Things Change

It’s easy to believe, especially for first-timers that your grief will last forever. While it may seem like it is in the moment, grief never is as powerful as years down the line. While grief may not entirely go away, you will eventually learn how to manage it in a way that doesn’t sting as bad as it did the first time. Remember, humans are resilient and if we know anything it’s that we can adapt to any situation, no matter how difficult or daunting it may seem. So, the grief that you are experiencing after the funeral or cremation service will not at all be the same as the grief that you will feel years later. Additionally, a lot of the time grief can bring along with it many unpleasant symptoms. Many people who are grieving find that their appetite has gone away or that they are unable to sleep. While these symptoms are common among people who are grieving, it can be a comfort to remind yourself that these symptoms will eventually subside. While you may sleep terribly for weeks or even months, your body will not react the same way to your grief forever. 

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You Don’t Need to ‘Get Over It’

Sometimes people who are grieving can be extremely tough on themselves and believe that they must simply ‘get over it’ in order to move on in life. Truthfully, there is never any ‘getting over’ a loss. We simply just adapt and learn how to live with the harsh reality of it.

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