5 Ways To Deal With The Death Of A Loved One
After losing her sister to a freak accident on the freeway, Kimberly, 28, a homemaker, talks about how she has learnt to cope with the death of her loved one. If you are in a similar position as Kimberly, we truly feel sorry for your loss. Depending on the situation you are in, here are 5 ways to deal with the death of a loved one.
1. Talk to a close friend/relative
“There is nothing better than a shoulder to cry on during times like these. I was a big mess after the death of my sister but what got me through are my late night talks with my mother. I leaned on her for support and she made sure I got through this in one piece”, said Kimberly. We think talking to someone about your grief and loss is a great way to deal with the death of a loved one. After all, nothing can beat the support and advice of a person close to you, don’t you think?
2. Write and express
A very effective way to deal with the death of a loved one is to write and express your feelings, whether it is in the form of a diary, poem or journals. “I wrote poems about the good times I had spent with my sister which often brought a smile to my face. I think writing helps dealing with grief because it serves as a channel for the outlet of your emotions”, explained Kimberly.
3. Accept that it is okay to feel sad
Whoever said that you need to be a superman or superwoman and simply rough it out while you try to find way to deal with the death of a loved one? That’s not true. We are human beings and it is totally acceptable for us to feel sad and shed a tear or two. “During the aftermath of the death of my sister, I found out that the more I tried to resist feeling sad or resist crying, the more difficult it became for me. I finally learnt to accept sadness and maybe even channel my sadness to a quick emotional outlet in the privacy of my bedroom. Yes, it is okay to cry”, re-affirmed Kimberly.