14 April, 2017
We all must accept the fact that at some point in life, we all lose someone we love. And even though this is one of the most difficult things that we can imagine, we must be able to cope in a way that is healthy for us, accept the pain and move on.
But how to do that?
1. Join the rituals
The memorial services, funerals and other traditions are meant to help people within the first few days and honour the person who died. Being in the presence of other people who knew the loved one can actually be comforting.
2. Be open with yourself and express your emotions
If you are feeling like you need a good cry, then do it. It will allow you to express your emotions and release them from you. Listening to sad songs can sometimes be comforting and bring back memories of the person you lost. After a while, everything will become less painful and you will learn to move on.
3. Talk about it
People who skip talking about the loved ones they lost can find coping with death harder. Telling stories of their loss and talking about your feelings will actually help you. However, if you don't want to talk about it - that is completely OK.
4. Preserve your memories
Creating tributes to the person who died like planting a tree in your garden or honoring them like taking part in a charity run or walk can be a great way to preserve your memories. Some people even make memory boxes or folders with things that remind them of their loved ones.