Mourning is a difficult but very healthy part of dealing with the loss of a loved one. Maybe this is the first time you're going through the grieving process. Not everyone mourns the same way, but you need to let your emotions flow through you during this challenging time. If you need to talk to someone about your mourning process, talk to the online therapists at 7 Cups. We're here to help.
Everyone mourns differently, and often the way you mourn depends on the particular person (or pet) you lost or the cause of passing, whether it was a long illness or sudden. Losing a family member or a partner is extremely difficult to handle. The emotions you'll experience during the mourning process can vary wildly, from sadness to anger. If handling funeral or memorial arrangements are your responsibility, it can be even more challenging. Another hard part is telling people about the loss of a loved one.
If the death was sudden and unexpected, you'll often feel like that person was taken away from you, and the mourning may involve anger and frustration. Expected deaths, like old age and illness, are no less hard to process, even though they tend to be expected with having some time to prepare.
The mourning period is hard but necessary. It can help to have someone to talk with through the mourning process, so you can better understand and handle your strong emotions. Sometimes the mourning process feels like something you can't cope with on your own, in which case talking to someone can provide you with support and coping strategies. In other cases, you may feel like you should be mourning, but you're having trouble getting those emotions to surface. In all of these cases, speaking with a counselor can also help.
If you're having trouble dealing with the mourning process on your own, please don't hesitate to contact the online counselors at 7 Cups. We're always here to listen and offer our support during this difficult time.
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