How to Deal with Losing a Parent

How to Deal with Losing a Parent 

by Top Funeral Home

No matter how long our parents may live, we often feel that we wanted to spend more time with them and their death came too soon. Just because death is the natural order of things, it does not diminish the sense of loss we feel when it happens.

The magnitude of this loss can take you by surprise. Because many people are unsure of how to handle the unfortunate tragedy of losing a parent, our team at Top Funeral Home would like to offer some suggestions for coping.

Allow Yourself to Grieve and Seek Support

Grieving is the outward expression of loss. Nobody grieves in exactly the same way and your experience will be influenced by the type of relationship you had with your parent. It is normal to grieve in your own way and on your own time. Our partner, Epstein Memorial Chapel, offers multiple grief support services in order to help you cope with the loss of your loved one:

  • The Center for Loss and Transition is a leading provider of information and inspiration of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
  • GriefNet is and Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have a variety of email support groups for all ages.
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
  • Subscribe to Letting the Sun Shine In Daily Emails. These daily emails provide encouragement and support during the healing process.

Hold on to Your Memories

The parent-child bond is one of the most important relationships in life. Though your parent is no longer with you physically, they will continue to live on in spirit through your memories. You may want to create a tribute to your deceased loved one such as planting a tree in their honor.

Epstein offers a memorial website service where you can connect with family and friends to honor your loved one. Take a tour, so you can see its power to celebrate connections, honor a life, and record the love you shared.

Recognizing the beauty in one’s life is important. Visit Top Funeral Home, to find ratings, proximity, and funeral home recommendations. It is our mission to help you find the perfect place to memorialize your loved one.