When a loved one dies, it can be an incredibly difficult and emotionally charged time. Losing a loved one is never easy and the grief and sadness can be overwhelming. It may feel like you'll never recover from the loss, but it is possible to get through it. If you're struggling to cope with your grief, here are some tips that might help you:
- Consult a Psychic
One way to connect with your loved one after they've passed away is to talk to a psychic medium. They may be able to relay messages from your loved one and give you guidance on how to move forward. Often, psychic readings can be a very healing experience, and they can help you feel connected to your loved one even though they're no longer physically here.
- Acknowledge Your Grief
It's important to allow yourself to grieve in whatever way feels right for you. Don't try to bottle up your emotions or pretend everything is okay when it isn't. Cry if you need to, or express your sadness in another way – there is no right or wrong way to grieve. It's normal to feel a range of different emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, and loneliness. Ways to express these feelings could include writing down your thoughts and feelings, or talking to someone who will understand. You could even visit a rage room if you’re feeling particularly angry.
- Talk About Your Loved One
Talking about the person who has died can be very beneficial. It can help you to remember all the good times you shared and keep their memory alive. You could talk to friends or family members, consult a therapist, or even join a bereavement support group. Some people also find singing to be therapeutic – this could be a favourite song of theirs, or you could write a song about them and sing it when you miss them.
- Do Something to Remember Them
There are many ways you can keep your loved one's memory alive. You could create a photo album or scrapbook, plant a tree or flower in their memory, or donate to a charity that was important to them. A common way of remembering someone is to hold a memorial service with all of their friends and family, or you could make a comfort blanket out of all of their old clothes.
- Take Care of Yourself
It's important to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally during this difficult time. Make sure you're eating well and getting enough sleep, and try to exercise regularly – even just going for a walk can help improve your mood. Try not to be alone for too long. Whilst being alone can give you time to reflect and recharge, it can also cause you to overthink and you’ll end up overwhelmed by emotions. Stay close to family and friends and try to laugh. Your loved one wouldn’t want you crying every day – they’d much rather see your beautiful smile.
- Allow Yourself Time to Heal
Grief is a process, and it can take time to work through all the different stages. There is no timeline for grieving, so don't put pressure on yourself to ‘get over' your loved one's death. In time, the pain will start to lessen and you'll be able to start rebuilding your life without them. Remember, cuts can heal but they can also leave scars, so you may never fully recover, but with patience even a scar will fade if you take good care of it.
These are just some of the things that can help you get through a bereavement. Everyone deals with grief in their own way, so do what feels right for you. And remember – it's okay to not be okay. You will heal in time, and the pain will eventually subside.