How to Deal with Losing Someone you Love

The feelings experienced immediately after losing someone you love can be intense. Moments filled with pain, sorrow and loneliness can also be accompanied with unanswered questions and remorse at words left unspoken.

How you go about dealing with losing someone you love can depend upon a range of factors. These could include the length of time you had known each other, the shared history and emotional ties you had, as well as children and any other extended family, which united you in some way.

While this can all be quite overwhelming, it’s important to take one step at a time and allow yourself to express the emotions you’re feeling naturally and spontaneously. Giving in to these emotions will ensure any pain you’re experiencing is soothed rather than suppressed and any pent-up frustrations have an outlet and can be released.

Surrounding yourself with people who care about your well-being is essential; especially those who may have been connected to the person as well. Keeping things which remind you of your loved one can also be a source of help, whether they are photos or mementos – anything that can act as a quick reminder of their life and your shared relationship.

As time goes on, remembering the happy times you spent together, as well as writing down any thoughts or feelings these memories evoke, will help you gain some perspective and move forward with a renewed appreciation of what their life gave to you.

Ultimately, giving yourself as much time as you need to heal is vital. Time is a great healer and you will eventually know when you feel able to move forward again with your life.

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