A loved one’s death is probably one of the harshest life traumas anyone could have the misfortune of facing. It is like someone has taken your whole world in their hands and shook it violently until it is changed in a way you never knew could happen.
No one facing this experience comes out of it the same. Some even cannot come out of it and choose not to go on living. We will tell you here some tips that might help you with such a trauma in this article.
1- Remember your lost loved one and make a memorial to them. Participate in events in their honor. Some people might think that it is best to forget the deceased loved ones and put away all things that can remind you of them, but I don’t think that will work with everyone. Sometimes fond memories of lost loved ones can help you better at accepting that they are gone.
2- Join in memorial services, rituals, funerals, and all these events made in the honor of a loved one. It might seem overwhelming and useless for some people who would want to curl up on themselves and wallow in grief, but it is better to be involved in formal tasks instead of stressing out and being consumed with negative feelings.
3- Share your feelings with others. It is very important not to bottle up your feelings of loss and grief over loved ones. Talk about your loved ones and how you miss them as long as you want. You can even join in forums on internet to talk about your feelings if you fear that you are distressing others with your talk.
4- Go on living. That means you need to continue doing the activities you did before your loved one died. You should understand that although the death of loved ones can be very traumatic, it shouldn’t stop your life in its tracks. After the first few days of the death of your loved ones, go back to your work, school…etc and continue doing your chores and fulfilling your duties.