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Common Grief Myths

Published: May 23, 2022
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When we encounter grief, many people may tell us a lot of things. There are common statements such as, ‘Time heals all wounds’ along with many others that are rarely ever helpful to the person who is grieving. If you’ve ever wondered about the truth of such statements, you are in the right place as we will dispel some of the most common myths about grief that are out there. We want to ensure that throughout your grief you are well-informed about what is and is not normal. Our cremation services in Hernando, FL are widely regarded and affordable. Stop by today and find out how we can help you!

Stay Connected to the Deceased Makes You Crazy

A lot of people believe that maintaining a strong connection with the deceased after their death makes them crazy, but this is simply not the case. In fact, nurturing a strong bond with someone who is no longer with you is a healthy way to cope, deal with your feelings of grief, and heal over time. People maintain connections with their loved ones in all sorts of ways, so feel free to get creative with how you choose to do so as well!

A Death is a Loss

While we do, in fact, lose a person when we experience a death, it is not true that this is a complete loss. When a loved one passes, while they may not be around physically anymore, there are still plenty of things that remain. Some of these things include their memory and their wisdom. These things are invaluable and can never die, and even more, you can continue to spread these things to others in your own life. This makes it so that the deceased is never truly gone as their spirit will continue to live on through you.

You Need to Move on From the Loss

Many people believe that a loss must eventually be moved on from, but we disagree with this sentiment for many reasons. For one, grief is not a fixed thing, it does not have an endpoint that you can expect. Grief is something that must be worked at every day until you eventually reach a place where it is easily manageable and does not interfere with your daily life. Moving on from a loss would be unhealthy as it would show that you are burying your feelings of the individual or neglecting the fact that they existed in your life.

Remembering Means Staying in the Past

This is also very false! Remembering the deceased is a healthy coping mechanism and does not at all mean that you are remaining in the past. In fact, it would be unhealthy to ignore past memories of the deceased altogether. Remembering our loved ones is how we appreciate what they meant in our life, so we encourage you to continue remembering, reminiscing, and reflecting on all of the good times.

We hope that we have clarified some of these myths so that you are able to continue on in your grief journey in a healthy way! These myths are rarely helpful and oftentimes lead to the assumption that something is the matter with you, rather than with these commonly believed misconceptions. If you need cremation services in Hernando, FL we are only a phone call away!

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