How To Keep Loved Ones Close Even After They Have Passed Away

by - 6/22/2021 05:43:00 AM

Losing a loved one is perhaps the hardest thing anyone ever has to go through; everything changes. You can do a lot to help yourself through the grieving process, such as purchasing the ideal veteran cemetery headstones you know they would have loved and keeping busy at work, for example (although this will depend on how well you’re handling your grief), but what about once the funeral is over and you have to go back to ‘normal’ life without them? What happens then? 

Something that can help a lot of people through this transition stage is to keep their loved one’s memory alive in some way. There are all kinds of different ways to do this; read on to discover some of them. 


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Take Up Their Favorite Hobbies

Hobbies are good for you; they can improve your mental health and make you fitter (depending on the hobby you choose). If there was a hobby that your loved one enjoyed, then why not try it out? You might find you really love it too, whether it’s collecting stamps or lindy hop dancing or fishing or anything else. If you do enjoy it, you’ll be able to have your loved one in your memory at all times. 

Or perhaps there was a hobby you used to do together. If so, don’t stop doing it now. Not only will you be missing out on something you enjoy, but you’ll also be missing out on an opportunity to think about whoever it was who died. 


Hang Pictures

The idea of hanging pictures of your deceased loved one can be too painful, at least at the start, but it’s one of the best ways to remember them. No matter how much we loved someone, over time, it can be hard to think of exactly how their face looked or what color their eyes were, or how they stood. Photos will keep those memories around for much longer. 

You can either frame them and hang them around the house or you can have them printed onto a canvas if that suits you better. Being able to see them – when the time is right – can help immensely. Plus, you’ll be able to talk about them to people who might never have known them, such as friends or younger family members, and the conversation can start with the picture. 


Celebrate Their Birthday

Even though your loved one might not be there to celebrate their birthday anymore, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a party to celebrate their life; it might even become an annual party that everyone looks forward to. 

Because the party is in your loved one’s honor, serve their favorite food and drink, watch their favorite movie, play their favorite music. Or, if they wouldn’t have liked a party, think about what they would have done for their birthday instead and do that, whether it’s a trip to the beach or a meal in a restaurant. It might be hard at first, but as you start to think about all the good times you spent doing this kind of thing with them, you’ll feel much better about it. 

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