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Any advice for getting through anniversary of loved one's death?

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Last Updated: 12/04/2018 at 7:49am
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blitheMango33
May 29th, 2018 4:02pm
If there's anything that this loved one LOVED to do (dancing to a favorite song, listening to a certain type of music, fishing, etc.), you and fellow loved ones should go out and celebrate that together in remembrance!
romanticthi3f
June 4th, 2018 1:49am
I'm sorry for your loss. Here's a little list that you might like to choose from or consider - - you may find it helpful to surround yourself with other loved ones - friends/family/colleagues. You may decide to centre it around your loved one by talking about him/her, or may decide that you need to be completely distracted. - you may find it helpful to distract yourself while being on your own - doing things that are a bit unusual that can help you take your mind away from the loss - you may find it helpful to spend time doing things you loved one may have enjoyed or embracing memories that you've had together; like going to a cafe, park or spot that brings back memories. You may find it helpful to go through their things or look back over photos/memorabilia. - you may find it helpful to lay on the bed and cry. There is no right or wrong answer to get through an anniversary. There's nothing that I can personally think of that can take the pain away; only to listen to yourself and do what you feel you need to do. -
Anonymous
December 4th, 2018 7:49am
Well I have had that happen to myself. And take the best things and remember them, because those are the most important things that your loved one would want you to do as a person. And yet at the same time it is going to be hard, but you never stop living the life you have for your loved ones would of wanted to you to move forward here. Being strong is the best things you can do for yourself and this is the key to life is moving forward no matter what has happened to you. Yes, it is going to be hard, but there is nothing is life that is easy. With that said stay strong and know that people care around you and use the people around you for helping you get to where you need to feel...