The world is changing and with that change comes differences in the relationships we have with those we love. Often times, today’s families are more connected online than they are in person. They are often faced with significant distance and the inability to bring everyone together in one place. When tragedy strikes, it becomes increasingly important to find a way to connected with loved ones even when there is a great deal of distance (physically or emotionally) between family members. You need your family and friends, no matter where they are. The internet can provide some support during this time as a connection mechanism.
How Can You Connect Online?
After the death of a loved one, it is important to have a venue to talk to friends or family. You need a place to share your feelings. You need someone to listen. Even if you are not very close to others, having a place to go to share those feelings with the world is quite important to the healing process. When you choose an online memorial, like those available through HealGrief.org, you can create that space for everyone to come together online to share and bond. This is an incredibly powerful opportunity. By opening the door to such an opportunity, you create a scenario in which you can bond with your loved ones no matter where you are located.
Even more importantly, even if no one ever visits your online memorial, you have a place to share your feelings. You can communicate anything no matter how harsh or horrible it sounds, no matter how desperate it feels, with the world. This can be quite powerful to the healing process.
Online memorials can provide the best place for many people to share their feelings, a key way of coping and dealing with loss. Don’t bottle them up. Instead, share them. You may find there are many other people out there who feel the same way you do.