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Take Time with Your Spouse’s Personal Belongings You, and only you, should decide what is done with your spouse’s clothes and personal belongings. Do not force yourself to go through these things until you are ready to do so. Take your time. Do not let others make you feel pressured. Remember, this is not a measurement for how well or how quickly you are healing. When you have the energy and you feel it is the right time, then you will be able to do it.

733 W. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32114 (386) 673-1100

1201 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 761-1100

220 Palm Coast Pkwy SW Palm Coast, FL 32137 (386) 449-1100

935 E. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-0021

Take Care of Yourself Your feelings of loss and sadness will probably leave you feeling fatigued. Physical and emotional fatigue can be overwhelming. Your energy level may naturally be low. Respect what your body and mind are telling you. Get plenty of daily rest, eat balanced meals, drink plenty of fluids and lighten your schedule as much as possible. Do not complicate your healing by expecting too much of yourself.

736 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 236-1100

1681 Providence Blvd. Deltona, FL 32725 (386) 860-5900

3571 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 767-0120

600 E. Beresford Avenue DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 740-1108

Excerpts of the above were taken from teachings by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, founder and director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition

1425 Bellevue Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 FH: (386) 267-1100 CEM: (386) 226-1100

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Continually Voted Best All Around Funeral Homes in the Area!

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Few events in life are as painful as the death of your spouse. If sharing your life with someone special brought you the greatest satisfaction and contentment, having that person die has surely brought you the greatest pain and sorrow. No one is ever prepared for the death of their spouse or partner. This loss profoundly impacts your identify and emotional security. Emotional and financial well-being often become new concerns. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, overwhelming, and sometimes lonely.

Allow Yourself to Mourn When you experience a death of someone you love, depended on, spent virtually all your social time with, and lived with, your grief is unique to you and most likely overwhelming. Remember that when we grieve, these are our feelings of loss, and mourning is how we express our grief. It is an essential part of healing. Understand that it is natural to feel confused, lonely and deeply sad. Allow yourself to cry and be sad. Be patient with yourself through your mourning process; do not adopt assumptions about what you should or shouldn’t be doing, or how long your journey through the grieving process will take.

Find a Support System Reaching out and accepting support from others is often difficult. But finding friends or family members who understand your needs can provide much-needed compassion and support. Seeking and finding those friends and family members with whom you can communicate directly about your feelings, needs or fears will provide you strength. Tell them what you need, including your desire to spend time by yourself. Find those people who encourage you to be yourself and acknowledge your feelings — both happy and sad. Avoid people who are critical or who try to rush you through your grieving process.

Avoid Making Any Major Decisions in Life Right Now Maintaining the status quo can prevent hasty decision-making that might result in undesirable consequences down the road. If you need to take action on a significant issue, allow the family members and friends you trust to be part of the process.

Seek Financial Advice Don’t rush toward making any major decisions. You may have concerns regarding your financial status as well as questions about documents, insurance benefits and tax responsibilities. There are people specifically trained to assist you in these areas. Take advantage of their expertise. But be sure to take time. If you must make a major decision, make sure you have someone you trust to advise you.

Talk About Your Thoughts and Feelings Express your grief openly. When you share your thoughts and feelings, healing occurs. Allow yourself to use the name of your loved one freely, and give yourself permission to talk about the circumstances of their death and your feelings of loss, loneliness, sadness and numbness. Allow yourself to speak from your heart, not just from your head.


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Take Time with Your Spouse’s Personal Belongings You, and only you, should decide what is done with your spouse’s clothes and personal belongings. Do not force yourself to go through these things until you are ready to do so. Take your time. Do not let others make you feel pressured. Remember, this is not a measurement for how well or how quickly you are healing. When you have the energy and you feel it is the right time, then you will be able to do it.

733 W. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32114 (386) 673-1100

1201 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 761-1100

220 Palm Coast Pkwy SW Palm Coast, FL 32137 (386) 449-1100

935 E. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-0021

Take Care of Yourself Your feelings of loss and sadness will probably leave you feeling fatigued. Physical and emotional fatigue can be overwhelming. Your energy level may naturally be low. Respect what your body and mind are telling you. Get plenty of daily rest, eat balanced meals, drink plenty of fluids and lighten your schedule as much as possible. Do not complicate your healing by expecting too much of yourself.

736 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 236-1100

1681 Providence Blvd. Deltona, FL 32725 (386) 860-5900

3571 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 767-0120

600 E. Beresford Avenue DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 740-1108

Excerpts of the above were taken from teachings by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, founder and director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition

1425 Bellevue Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 FH: (386) 267-1100 CEM: (386) 226-1100

www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com

Continually Voted Best All Around Funeral Homes in the Area!

www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com


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Take Time with Your Spouse’s Personal Belongings You, and only you, should decide what is done with your spouse’s clothes and personal belongings. Do not force yourself to go through these things until you are ready to do so. Take your time. Do not let others make you feel pressured. Remember, this is not a measurement for how well or how quickly you are healing. When you have the energy and you feel it is the right time, then you will be able to do it.

733 W. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32114 (386) 673-1100

1201 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 761-1100

220 Palm Coast Pkwy SW Palm Coast, FL 32137 (386) 449-1100

935 E. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-0021

Take Care of Yourself Your feelings of loss and sadness will probably leave you feeling fatigued. Physical and emotional fatigue can be overwhelming. Your energy level may naturally be low. Respect what your body and mind are telling you. Get plenty of daily rest, eat balanced meals, drink plenty of fluids and lighten your schedule as much as possible. Do not complicate your healing by expecting too much of yourself.

736 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 236-1100

1681 Providence Blvd. Deltona, FL 32725 (386) 860-5900

3571 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 767-0120

600 E. Beresford Avenue DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 740-1108

Excerpts of the above were taken from teachings by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, founder and director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition

1425 Bellevue Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 FH: (386) 267-1100 CEM: (386) 226-1100

www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com

Continually Voted Best All Around Funeral Homes in the Area!

www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com

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