Essay On Pain Of Death

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Of the various losses and the accompanying pain that people have to deal with in their life time, death is one of them. It is one of the most widely known painful experiences to face in life and seems to be unavoidable. At one stage or another, one has to deal with the loss of a loved one and the accompanying emotional pain which is inflicted by such a loss. The loss can include a loss of a parent, child, husband, wife, relative, friend, colleague and a neighbor. In all these losses, emotional healing needs to take place.

The reality of the pain of death

Death is a sad fact of life. It comes anytime and in many forms. It is often an unwelcomed guest and is always accompanied by sorrow, emotional pain and grief. Losing a loved one is one
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Again, the time people take to heal differs from person to person for various reasons. While others take a shorter period to recover from the devastation of loss, others take ages. Some get stuck at one stage of the mourning process and are not able to move forward. They may be very angry, depressed and may destroy important relationships. Such people may need professional help to come to terms with their losses and learn to live without the person who has died. Patience with one’s self is therefore necessary during the seasons of grief. It is important to note that for some people, some stages are easier to navigate or more bearable than others.

In some cultures, mourning is made easier by some prescribed patterns of mourning that are followed. For example, soon after the death of a loved one, the grieving family members are expected to be at their home until the funeral is over. Friends, relatives, neighbours, colleagues and church members come to their home to be with them, cry with them, provide the needed practical help and comfort them. Ample support is provided at a time of overwhelming stress and emotional
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