Experts are now saying that in order to cope with grief it will help if the family will hold a service or a memorial for the deceased member. Funeral services have long been a tradition among many families but people do not realize how important these are.
Some people skip on holding a service or a memorial for their loved one to save money. This is why understanding the effects of holding such event will be important for families who have lost someone through death.
Here are the effects of having a funeral or memorial service when coping with grief:
- The service can provide a sense of closure to the grieving family. Holding a service for the deceased is an event that will mark the end of the wonderful life of your loved one. Just like a book that has an ending, a memorial for the deceased will also serve as the ending of a life that was well- lived. This will also help the grieving individuals wake up to the reality that this death really happened. It is irreversible, but life does not end there since the rest of the family will still be counting on you.
- It will help bring the family closer. When someone in the family dies, everyone will get closer to each other because people will realize that you need to treasure one another before life grabs this chance away. People can console one another and you will find comfort in your family’s presence.
- Services can help you realize the great life that your loved one has lived. During the service, some people will know how to write eulogy and they will be able to share wonderful stories about the deceased individual. Through those stories, the family will know that the life of a loved one was never wasted because he or she was a blessing to other people.