How to mentally prepare for the loss of your loved ones? My parents are going to pass away someday and I know I would be a nasty mess when it comes.
Last Updated: 12/21/2020 at 8:12pm
Jamie Rautenberg, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
I'm passionate about helping clients understand emotional experiences & mental chatter do not define who they are. I'm here to guide them through the fog back to themselves.
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This is one of the hardest things to have to come to grips with. It is wise you would want to mentally prepare yourself for this time. A way we can approach these difficult, sad, and uncomfortable things in life is by using a technique called reframing. We can use this to distance ourselves from something emotionally so that we can view it objectively. Maybe instead of just seeing this as something that will be sad, view it as an opportunity to appreciate the time that you got to spend with them and the things that they did. This is why we will celebrate the lives of those who pass. Death is an inevitable part of life, and so If we can understand this and view it in a way that can be less sad and more reflective and encouraging then it can help us be prepared for that day. Be glad for the wonderful things that happened and know that they will live on in you and in their legacy they've left with the people they knew and touched.
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