Recovering From the Loss of Your Soulmate

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Few things are as devastating as losing a life partner. People building their life and routines around their spouses or lovers so their death is a destabilizing blow to those left behind. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen many people struggle to deal with the loss of their soulmate. Here are some tips that can help:

1. Don’t Ignore Your Grief

Partners are often forced to ignore their grief because they have other responsibilities. They need to care for children, handle their spouse’s assets and obligations, console family members, and more. That leaves behind little time for grief, which can cause mental health issues down the line. Take a break from all of these responsibilities and mourn for your loss.

2. Spend Time With Friends

Friends are an important resource at this time because they are a neutral party. Unlike your family members, they’re unburdened by the grief and you can rely on them to offer complete support. Spend some time with them by visiting their home, going on long drives, having lunch, or watching movies. All of these activities will provide a pleasant distraction, allowing you to focus on something other than grief.

3. Establish a New Ritual

Our partners become such a big aspect of the daily routine that it is difficult to cope after they are gone. Establishing a new ritual or routine can help you adjust with the new normal. The new routine will ensure you don't feel the absence as keenly and can move on with life to some extent. Establishing new routines can also help children recover by providing them with some stability.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need To Know

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen that attending a funeral can be difficult for many people. While it’s a way to show support to the family of the deceased and to say goodbye to the d...

Ways To Say Goodbye To A Loved One

It is never easy to say farewell to a loved one that has passed away. Even if you had ample time and were told that he or she was ill or dying, saying good-by is tough. Furthermore, since ever...

Choosing a Cremation Casket

A cremation casket is a respectful way to transport the body before their remains go to the crematorium. It can be used at the funeral if one is held prior to the final disposition. Keeping the cre...

What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With?

A funeral director is your primary point of contact while organizing last rites and formalities. They provide practice support, straightforward advice, and compassionate counseling during a difficu...

What Are Prepaid Cremation Services?

Planning a cremation service involves some expense and depending on the services you opt for, the costs can sometimes be high. Families with modest means or too many financial commitments find it d...

What to Do After a Loved One Dies

When there is a death in your immediate family, you have to plan and organize various things. Many formalities must be completed right after the death, while others have to be tackled over the cour...

How To Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

Memorial services are a great way to remember the most cherished memories of a deceased loved one. They provide an opportunity to come together and celebrate the life lived instead of grieving over...

Sending Flowers To The Bereaved

Sending flowers is a beautiful and gentle way of expressing condolences. Flowers convey sadness, thoughtfulness, and offer comfort. They are beautiful to look at and remind people of life instead o...

Managing Grief During The Festive Season

Grief is a natural response to the death of a loved one. You feel lost, shaken, angry, and sad after someone passes away, especially if that someone was a close friend or family member. At Nutmeg S...

4 Misconceptions About Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral has several distinct advantages. You can save money on funeral costs, reduce the burden on your family, and make sure the funeral happens according to your wishes. At Nutmeg ...