Grieving Process Of Grief

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Is there ever a proper way to handle grief, sadness, and shock? The majority of people have probably asked themselves this or similar questions after a tragedy such as the death of a friend or family member has happened. It is almost impossible to go through life without the death of someone an individual considers themselves close to. Life is filled with moments people have to learn to adapt and grow from in order to carry on with normal life, and death is one of these adaptive times. From the day the death occurs to a year or two later people usually stumble through life trying to make it day by day but never really recover from what happened. Automatically, the first reaction to death is initial shock and not knowing how how to move on;…show more content…
Some people believe they do not want a better understanding of what caused their loved one’s passing; however, with better understanding comes accepting it as something irreversible. At this particular point in the grieving process people can do things such as making lists of why the situation was not their fault, write a mock letter to their deceased loved one, or seek professional help. Typically, people are afraid to seek help from professionals like psychologists but, the information and the fact someone is seeking help is private. As reported by Mary Lou Cappel and Susan Leifer Mathieu of Loss and the Grieving Process, seeking professional help is just another step in accepting emotions and grief that come along with death. Not everyone can handle accepting their pain and gaining understanding; therefore, this step can be the hardest yet most…show more content…
Everyone copes differently but trying to hide pain and not cope at all is one of the most toxic ways to heal. No one want to cope because no one plans for death; however, with strategizing and seeking all methods of help and recovery an individual can become whole again. Automatically, the first reaction to death is initial shock and not knowing how how to move on; however, in order to continue on with life an individual must let themselves grieve, accept what has happened, and then slowly begin to move on. Honestly, the majority of people would not think they could handle any sort of steps to recovery but in the long run they will be thankful they did. A tragedy as huge and saddening as death will always be a scary and touchy topic, but if people try to help themselves and not try to conquer bereavement on their own they will be better
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