Activities for Remembering

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Slowly, over time, the relationship will adjust and ways can eventually be found to re-define how this will be. When someone dies, there are lots of ways to continue to have a bond with them which can be helpful. Here are some activities that you could try:

  • Talk about the person with others, especially friends and relatives.
  • Visit somewhere special that had meaning for both of you.
  • Don’t be afraid to talk aloud to the person.
  • Write a poem or letter to the person who died, expressing your thoughts, feelings and memories.
  • Take some time to put all those photographs together.
  • Memory boxes can be a good way to stay connected. They are particularly useful for children but work just as well for adults.
  • Be kind to yourself and don’t feel you need to rush your grief.
  • Some memories might trigger different emotions; distress, sadness, regret, but also sometimes a smile – all of these are ok.
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