How to Cope With Grief

Grief is a very unpleasant feeling for anyone to have to go through. There may be many causes for grief: The loss of a loved one, separation from someone, illness of a loved one, etc. Recently, my very close cousin went through the sudden loss of her father, recently. When I went to visit her there was something she said that stayed with me, "I know no one can replace my father for me. to deal with and recover from the loss. It is good to know that I have so many people that care and want to help me with my loss. " She was dealing with her better better because of the support from others.

How the challenge is handled will help you deal with the sadness better and move on with your life. It is easier said than done. For a person going through the sadness and unhappy feeling, there may seem to be nothing that would help them recuperate. People around can only sympathize or empathize with you, but it is up to you to get through it. There are ways to cope with grief and while one works for someone it may not work for another, because everyone handles the given situation differently.

It feels like a lonely path you are treading and you might be thinking that others can not understand your pain. While that may be true, you should not rule out the idea of ​​preventing moral support or help from people who care about you. If you are comfortable join a support group, where you may meet people in similar situation as yours. When you know that someone is going through a similar pain you may be able to relate better to that person.

While it is important to grieve a loss completely, you have to be mindful that there is life after that. Try to find a distraction for yourself that will keep you occupied and give you time away from the feeling of loss. As a distraction you could do something in memory of the person you are grieving. Make it a celebration of the person's life. You could pick up some task the person was passionate about and could not complete, in their lifetime.

Life seems to be at a standstill and you seem to be plunged into an abyss of sorrow. But, you have to tell yourself that you will climb out of it and move on with your life, while still holding onto good memories of the person.

By,
Mary-Ann Roche



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