Living with the Loss you are Experiencing


Living with the Loss you are Experiencing

When a loved one dies, the time following the death can bring about a vast spectrum of emotions.

When a loved one dies, the time following the death can bring about a vast spectrum of emotions. While grief is a normal response to loss, everyone grieves differently. Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two people are alike and no two people's way of grieving is the same. It is important to allow yourself to grieve, to experience the pain, and to become aware of how the loss has impacted your life. In working towards your healing, you are encouraged to do some of the following:

Think:
Take a memory trip through your house and other places that remind you of your loved one. Recall memories and experiences as vividly as you can. Don't accept the advice of others to "put them out of your mind."

Write:
Keep a journal. Write about your feelings.

Talk:
Talk about the immediate loss with family, friends, or professionals. Don't be afraid to express your deep feelings. Remember, the only feelings that don't heal are those that remain hidden.

Weep:
Tears are healing. Allow yourself to cry. Others may thwart your grieving, but what is crucial is that you allow yourself to grieve in whatever way is healing and consoling for you.



» Back to News and Articles

Websites content ©ShareGrief 2011. All Rights Reserved. | Web development ©Logograph software and services. Licensed use only. www.logograph.com