The death of a parent can be an incredibly painful experience, and it's not uncommon to feel lost after they pass away. The way you feel after losing a parent will vary person to person and can change throughout your grief journey.
It's normal to feel a range of emotions when you lose a parent. You may feel shock, grief, or numbness one moment, and then regret, guilt, or anger the next. These feelings can often contradict each other. It's important to allow yourself to feel whatever you're feeling, and not try to bottle it all up. Allow yourself time to grieve and heal. Seek support from friends and family members, or a support group if you need it. Talking about your loss can help you to start to come to terms with it.
If you had a difficult or estranged relationship with your parent you may feel regret for past arguments or for not being able to resolve certain things before they passed.
One of the biggest fears after losing a parent is that you will die in the same way. This can be a very scary thought. But it's important to remember that each person's death is unique. Just because your parent died in a certain way, doesn't mean that you will too.
If you've lost a parent following a long-suffering illness then you can may feel relief and this is completely normal. You may have been caring for them during a long and difficult illness, and their death may bring an end to their suffering. Don't feel guilty about these feelings - it's perfectly natural to want your parent's pain to end. Instead, focus on grieving in your own way and taking care of yourself during this tough time.
There is no one right way to grieve. Some people find comfort in talking about their loss with family and friends, while others prefer to keep their feelings to themselves. Some people cry a lot, while others may not feel like crying at all. Whatever your grieving process looks like, it's important to be patient with yourself and allow yourself the time and space you need to heal.
Many of our customers find our memorial jewellery extremely comforting to wear during such a difficult time. Whether you choose to have your jewellery engraved with your loved one's photo, their actual handwriting or even their fingerprint - wearing them close to you everyday can be hugely comforting.