12 Ways to Memorialize the Loss of a Loved One

Headstones, tattoos, ashes in objects, memorial runs and benches: How to memorialize and remember a loved one.  Ways to help process grief after the loss of a loved one are many and is there more guilt if you don’t do it right?

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He’s gone -It’s OK to say their name

After spending the past thirty 4th of July’s together, which was also my husband’s birthday, grief comes back full swing and is one of the more difficult holidays to get through for me.

Year one I made a nice Facebook post with photos. Then I made sure to be away from home. My brother and sister and mom and our kids joined us in Cape Cod for a family reunion. This ensured a good distraction and no one really mentioned Mike. Avoiding pain and sadness was my immediate goal. My family was hopeful that I’d be OK, so I was.

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