Covid-19 has already created a difficult situation for all the people. And when we talk about the loss we have in this pandemic, the biggest loss is the death of our loved ones. In this pandemic, it is not possible to hug your friend or hold any kind of funeral. At this time, we are affected mentally, as no one is going to support us or listen to us. The grief remains in the heart which can almost affect our mental stability. Covid-19 has increased the number of deaths in this pandemic. Even the second wave has caused many deaths. Many people have lost their loved ones and even are not able to show grief or meet them for the last time because of the quarantine measures. Because of the different prohibitions against mass gathering, it becomes even more difficult to say a final goodbye.
At this time, it is very important to shut down everything and be with your family. It is not possible to organize a funeral but staying with your relatives and people nearby can make you feel comfortable. These are the following suggestions that one can take during this situation.
1.) Use Technology
Since it is very difficult to go and meet. One can even use technology and organize a funeral online. This will help all the relatives to connect and be with the family. Also, those who are living outside the country can come and be here. This becomes easy and even helps a lot to express your feelings about the situation.
2. ) Try other ways
Sharing your pain is not always when you meet your loved ones. Sometimes, you can just write down your feelings and express yourself through a telephonic mode. Yes, you cannot hug your relative but at least you will be able to express yourself more clearly and briefly. If we talk about online forums then it can allow different groups to share some positive memories of the departed people and there are also other ways to recall them.
3.) Set your Boundaries
It is important to grieve and mourn the death of your relative. But at the same time, you should know when and how to stop. For the other person, it is very important to spend some time alone. Do not snatch that time from them. If you are going to snatch it, maybe they will not be able to recover from this situation. Give them their space. There should be a time limit for your interaction with them. It should not run for hours. Indeed if it is longer, it will create a negative impact on them. Let them spend some time alone and things will automatically come back to a tract.
4.) Community Support
People need to understand that community support can create magic. It not only brings positivity around but also creates major events to remove all the negativity. With the support of the community, one can improve their situation.
5.) Consider having a memorial service later
Since the pandemic makes it impossible to go for mass gatherings, you can actually organize a memorial service later once the situations are fine. It will be for your loved one and you will not regret not giving them goodbye.