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Losing a close family member is a devastating life event to try and deal with. Whether it happens very suddenly or after watching someone battle an illness, coping with the finality of death is a real struggle for many people. Those who have lost a partner or spouse often find it difficult to know how to move on. Everyone will manage this transition differently but there are ways to cope with the loss of a loved one. As a local family funeral director, we work with people who are suffering a loss every day. We understand the strain that this life event can have on people. This is why we are here to support you and your family through this difficult period. Read on to find out some of our advice for dealing with grief and some of the benefits of our local bereavement groups 

Dealing with grief 

Everyone manages the death of a loved one differently. For those who have lost a long-time spouse or partner, it is important to find a way of coping that works for you. One thing that you will have to consider is your lifestyle and how this will change going forward. Some people find comfort in keeping the same routine that they had before their partner passed. Others find it easier to move on with new traditions and activities. Dealing with grief is especially difficult around holiday times like Christmas, this can be an important time to visit a local bereavement group for some extra support. You can also read our guide for dealing with grief over the Christmas period. Another difficult aspect of dealing with grief is what to do about shared housing and possessions. For some people, living in the same house that they shared with someone who has passed can be very difficult. Re-arranging furniture and putting some personal items in storage can help with moving on after the death of a loved one.  

Practical matters 

When anyone passes away the reality is that there is a lot of admin work to do. Funeral arrangements, dealing with the will and other details related to the death of a loved one. This is an incredibly stressful time for anyone, trying to process the grief and deal with all the arrangements. At Douch Family Funeral Directors we are here to help with anything we can. We provide all the support we can for anyone trying to organise a funeral for their loved one. It is important during this time to make sure you are getting the support and counselling you need to deal with your emotions. Even if there is lots to do, take some time to start the process of coming to terms with your loss.  

Speak to someone 

It is important when dealing with grief that you do not try and do it alone. The grieving process is completely natural and so it is important to reach out to people in your life for support. Speak to family and friends about how you are feeling and what they can do to help. People can often feel like a burden on family members when speaking about their grief, but this is never the case. Spending time with other close friends or family members will remind you that there are other people in your life that care about you and want to help. For further support, you can also speak to a counsellor or visit one of our bereavement support groups in Dorset. 

Local bereavement groups 

If you are coping with bereavement in Dorset, then we are here to help. We offer regular support at our local bereavement groups. Bereavement groups are a positive way of dealing with grief. They provide a safe space to process your emotions with other people who are experiencing similar feelings. 

If you are coping with bereavement in Dorset or struggling to move on after the death of a loved one, visit one of our local bereavement groups. For any advice or support on arranging a funeral get in touch with us today, give us a call on 01202 367307.