The Basics of Grief and How Our Funeral Home Can Help


It’s natural to feel grief after losing a loved one. Grief is a highly personal emotion, and everybody experiences it in different ways. Throughout the grieving process, which may last for months or years, it is normal to experience different emotions. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, it’s not unusual to experience these stages in different patterns. Although you will always cherish the memories of the departed, with time comes healing. Gradually, the pain of grief will diminish, and it will be easier to cope with the loss. Throughout the mourning process, reach out to your other loved ones for mutual support. Talking to others at the cemetery can help you cope with the loss and share memories of your loved one. Many people also find comfort in consulting a professional counselor.

When it’s time to say goodbye to your loved one, the compassionate staff of the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park can help guide you through the funeral process. Contact our Oahu, Hawaii office today at (808) 239-8811 to discuss cemetery arrangements. You may also find solace in our Byodo-In Temple.

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