How Does Compounded Grief Affect our Coping Abilities?

By: Brian K. Daly
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Most people find it very difficult to cope with grief and the simple fact is that grief simply tends to build on itself. While some people do manage to cope with their grief in a stable manner, others find it extremely challenging.

They find it very difficult to forget the past and come to terms with the loss they have faced. Leaving this kind of grief unchecked can only worsen the problem and lead to depression and anxiety. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to compounded grief, you should be a little more aware of how it impacts your coping abilities:

Grieving is a Natural Response

When you or someone you know is dealing with the death of a loved one, it is natural to grieve; in fact, that is the coping mechanism that helps us come to terms with the person’s death and gives us the strength to move on with our lives. However, there are times when the person could be so devastated and they grieve to such an extent that it begins to impact their physical and mental health and overall wellbeing too.

If you feel that you are unable to come to terms with the loss of a loved one and are grieving for too long, it’s important that you reach out to someone for help. It isn’t a sign of weakness and it’s the one way to get the support you need. Sometimes, just knowing that someone is there beside you to understand what you are going through, helps in the healing process. At other times, the only way to move out of this phase is to seek professional help.

If you want to know more about cremation or want to arrange for a funeral service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help. 

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

Life Choices to Put On Hold If You're Grieving

You shouldn't put too much thought into significant decisions when you're mourning the loss of a loved one. Most individuals underestimate the magnitude of the emotional impact a loved one's death ...

Memorial Ideas For Veterans

Veterans and present military personnel are deserving of a dignified and moving memorial service. They should be remembered with reverence. Thus memorial services should be organized with care. We ...

Your Head Doesn't Know What Your Heart Feels

Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something important to you. You may feel a variety of emotions, such as sadness or loneliness. At Ocean County Cremation Service, we understand that...

The Importance Of Writing An Eulogy

A eulogy is a final farewell, a statement of sorrow and gratitude, and a means of honoring the deceased's memory. It is tough to write or talk about a departed loved one, particularly if you haven'...

Support Services Available After A Suicide

It's never easy to lose a loved one, but losing someone through suicide can be exceptionally difficult. While dealing with the shock, uncertainty, guilt, and loss might be overwhelming, there are a...

I Own a Cemetery Plot in a Privately Owned Cemetery, Do I Have to use Their Funeral Home?

At Ocean County Cremation Service, many of our clients have this question for us. The simple answer is “no.” If you own a cemetery plot in a privately owned cemetery, you are not obliged to use the...

Do I Have To Use A Burial Vault For Burial?

Many grieving individuals opt to inter their loved one's ashes in cemeteries. However, many people are not aware that they may need to purchase a burial vault for the burial, as we have witnessed a...

Coping With An Unexpected Death

The untimely loss of a loved one may be a traumatic event. Even though we all know that dying is a part of everyone’s existence, the untimely loss of a loved one will nonetheless be emotional. It’s...

Can I Rent a Casket For a Ceremony or Gathering Before Cremation?

As funeral costs continue to rise, some families may look for cost-cutting measures. The casket is among the most expensive components of traditional funerals. Even if the family elects for cremati...

Are All Caskets The Same Size?

At Ocean County Cremation Service, several clients inquire whether all caskets come in a standard size. That is not the case. A standard-sized one will usually suffice if you require a casket for a...