How do I cope with grief from losing someone close to me?
Last Updated: 03/08/2021 at 6:02pm
Tracy-Kate Teleke, M.A., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
I assist adults and couples in CA experiencing relationship challenges and interpersonal struggles including anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other life challenges.
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Coping with grief can be very difficult. You have to take it one day at a time. Do activities that make you happy. While they might not make you as happy as they used too they will slowly help you heal from the loss of your loved one.
Grief is a difficult process and it doesn't truly end. You may go weeks or months without remembering the loss, but it can come back so quickly. Reaching out to those around you and honoring the memory of the person you lost are helpful. Remember that it's a cycle. Every loss is hard and giving yourself space to grieve is important.
This is a very difficult topic. I recommend that when you lose someone close to you, that you seek out help and professional help. Help comes in the form of talking about your memories of the love one with friends and family. Sharing sometimes is painful, but morning is needed to heal. Next, seek out professional help from clergy or mental health. Their are different coping strategies that can be used to deal with grief. Each person has a different coping mechanism. Although the person is no longer with you in the physical, they are always with you in spirit. You remember them in your dreams, so they are always with you.
It's a long difficult road. I lost my best friend just over a year ago and I'm still learning to cope with it every day. The best thing you can do is take it one day at a time. Let yourself feel the grief and sadness. Let yourself cry. Let yourself be angry. It's natural and healthy to have all these different emotions. But, little by little, the pain will fade. You will feel better. Just because it's a long hard road doesn't mean you're in it alone. Everyone has lost someone close to them at one point or another so don't be afraid to reach out to others. Remember, you are strong, and going through this pain will only make you stronger.
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