Making Sense of Intense Emotions

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, December 31, 2021

The death of a loved one may be tough to deal with, mainly if the person was close to you. All of us are touched by a loss at some time or the other. However, our reactions and experiences are unique because grief affects people differently.

Adapting to the tragedy and rediscovering yourself might take any length of time, and there's no one-size-fits-all timeline for the process. Allowing yourself to grieve in your way is essential. People experience a wide range of emotions after a loss.

Possible Outcomes Of Grief

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we've seen individuals express a few common feelings, although your own experience may differ. Despite the frightening nature of painful emotions, they usually fade over time. Some emotions that you may feel:

  • Days after death, the shock, and disbelief are palpable
  • Suppressing one's pain while trying to soothe others
  • The anguish is both strong and overwhelming
  • You feel stress, whether it's over a general issue or a specific one
  • Anxieties about your mortality
  • Assertiveness and irritability – you may find yourself unexpectedly disagreeing with those you care for
  • Depression and hopelessness
  • Guilt
  • If the person has been ill for a long time, you may feel relief.

It can be challenging to make sense of these thoughts and emotions. When you've lost a close friend or family member, you may feel completely powerless, but remember that your life has value, and you may begin to find things that mean something to you again.

It may be helpful to share your thoughts and feelings about what's happened with someone else. A member of the family or a friend may help you get beyond your sadness and begin the process of healing despite your reluctance.

The Nutmeg State Cremation Society experts are here to provide you with all the information you need about our cremation services and can help you with every aspect of this process.

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