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Dealing with Loss

Updated on November 30, 2012

Death is a very difficult thing to deal with. I recently have been trying to deal with a couple of deaths this week. I am coming here to offer a few tips on how to help cope with the grief you will feel. While these tips may help you cope, these tips will not by any means help you get over the death itself. That is all up to you and no one but you. It will take time and it doesn't always happen the same, but trust me, it will get easier.

The first tip that I can offer you is to stay busy. I know it is and will be hard. This tip came from my boyfriend and it really does work. I can honestly say that when I was keeping busy I didn't think about what happened as much and it really did help. This could be doing anything but make sure it takes a lot of attention! Don't watch TV to keep your mind off of it. It doesn't do a very good job. If you have a job, try to get more hours to keep busy. That way, you don't think about the death as much and you get money while doing it!

The second tip is, surround yourself with friends and loved ones. After the deaths happened I was around my friends all the time. I genuinely laughed and joked around. It was as if it never happened. Don't feel bad about that happening either. You deserve to be happy even if you are feeling upset or sad.

If you are alone, and you feel like you need to cry, cry. Let it out. Don't be afraid to. It is healthy to cry and it will make you feel better! The more you keep things bottled up inside, the harder it will be to cope. It's like shaking a bottle of soda. If you don't unscrew the cap to let the pressure out, it'll explode eventually. You have to let the pain out in a healthy way and trust me, people will understand.

How do you cope with loss? Comment below and share!


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    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thank you for the voting and rating! Loss is a very difficult topic to cover but I am glad that you can relate!

    • writinglover profile image


      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Your idea of coping with loss is just about the same is mine. I learned to move on and everything gets easier with time. Great hub and voted up beautiful!

    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Camas, WA

      @Reynold Jay: Thank you! That was well put :) During the recovery process we have to remember that life goes on!

    • Reynold Jay profile image

      Reynold Jay 

      5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I think you have it covered. LIfe goes on for us and keeping busy is probably the best as it helps us remember that our own lives are precious and there is always work to be done. Time, of course, is the healer.


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