Wednesday, June 19, 2019


How To Cope With A Death In The Family.

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(ThySistas.com) Dealing with death can be a very difficult and complex part of your life. Everyone copes differently to death, and there really is no time frame of when you should move past it. But we need to be able to cope with death, so here’s how to deal with it when it happens in the family.

Talk To Others

Speaking up is better than bottling it up. When experiencing grief and emotional stress, it’s important to talk to others, and it might be helpful to talk to friends or relatives that knew the person within your family. It can help to talk to a person who’s going through the same emotions. You can help each other get through this tough time and offer support at times when maybe one of you is struggling. If you feel like you can’t talk to someone you know, it might be worth speaking to a stranger like a therapist or a counsellor. These can be really helpful when you’re struggling to process your thoughts and feelings. There will be times where you need to talk if you’re responsible for sorting through legal and financial sides to the death and that can be tough, particularly in scenarios where you need a wrongful death attorney.

Allow Yourself To Grieve

Grief is very hard to deal with and therefore there really isn’t a limit to how long you grieve for. You can feel grief for the rest of your days, but it’s important that it doesn’t stop you from living your life. Don’t stop yourself from grieving because this can just make what you’re feeling a lot worse when you decide to let it in again.

Keep Up A Routine

Again, coping with a death is never going to come at a good time, but it’s important to keep up some semblance of a routine. It’s good to have some comfort of normality to lean back onto, so don’t cancel too many plans that are set in your calendar and keep up with your daily routine, even if that’s just making sure you have your three meals a day. Having that normality can be so important when you’re going through this tough time.

Eat And Get Plenty Of Rest

As mentioned above, eating the right food and the right amount per day is good to keep up your energy levels and to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Stress can put your body through a lot, so it’s good to give yourself more of the good stuff to help you feel like yourself. Avoid eating junk food or drinking alcohol because that will only make you feel worse. If you do, just make sure it’s in moderation and if you feel like you’re spiraling out of control, get help. Rest is necessary too, and you may feel the need to sleep more. Allow your body the rest that it needs but be conscious of spending too much time in your bed. Get yourself up and walking about every so often.

Death is, unfortunately, a part of life, and we can lose those around us so unexpectedly that it’s important to make the most out of the time you spend with your loved ones.

Staff Writer; Mary Parker


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