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The loss of a loved one is a painful experience, which may cause you to undergo a variety of difficult emotions. It may be hard to envision a day when you are not filled with anger and sadness over your loss. At Guilford Funeral Home, we understand how challenging this time can be, which is why we offer grief support for families in Guilford, CT, Madison, CT, Clinton, CT, and the surrounding areas.  


It’s important to remember that grief is a natural and normal reaction to a significant loss, and that you’re not alone. Reach out to your support network through family and friends, and don’t be afraid to lean on the people who care about you. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can allow you to heal and resume your regular routines.


A few things to remember as you begin to recover from a loss:

  • Everyone copes with loss in a different way
  • The healing process happens gradually, and can’t be rushed or ignored.
  • It’s okay to cry…but it’s also okay if you find that you can’t. Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one.
  • There’s no set time frame for grieving, and different individuals may take different amounts of time to heal.
  • Allow yourself to face your feelings and express them. Try talking to a trusted friend or spiritual leader, joining a support group, or writing about your loss in a journal.
  • There is a deep connection between the mind and body. Though it may be hard at first, remember to take care of yourself physically so that you can allow yourself to begin to recover emotionally.
  • It’s always okay to seek professional help when you need to.
 

Online ResourcesGrief Resources

We’ve compiled a list of links to websites, support groups and other resources that can widen your support network and help you to come to terms with your loss, cope with your grief, and begin your journey to recovery.

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365 Days of Healing365 Days of Healing

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