Coping with an Unexpected Death

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, May 17, 2019

It isn't easy for family members and close friends to deal with the unexpected death of a loved one. The disbelief quickly transforms into feelings such as frustration, remorse, and regret. However, every person has a different way of dealing with and exhibiting their grief. Some people quieten down and become very depressed, while others show signs of anger and frustration. Grief has a way of manifesting itself in several different ways such as:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Uncontrollable anger
  • Sleeplessness
  • Frustration
  • Poor physical and mental health

How to deal with your loss

While every person will have different ways of dealing with the loss, here are some things that can help:

  • Make sure that you maintain a routine
  • Eat healthy and nourishing foods
  • Get plenty of sleep and rest
  • Visit your doctor in case you feel unwell or unable to cope with weakness
  • Have a heart to heart talk with a close friend
  • Maintain your regular works schedule
  • Spend some time socializing with friends and family

The important thing is to ensure that you keep yourself busy either with things at work or home. This goes a long way in helping you keep your thoughts away from your grief, and you will be able to recover much faster. Make it a point to discuss your feelings with someone close to your or consult a therapist.

This will help you come to terms with your loss and cope better with the unexpected death. When you do all the things that you generally do, it helps bring in some semblance of normalcy in your life and that is one of the most important things when you are grieving a close one’s death.

If you want to know more about our services reach out to our dedicated staff at Nutmeg State Cremation Society through our contact us form or call us at 203-348-0443.

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