Don’t hide your grief
Nothing good comes from hiding your grief. Doing so will only prolong and worsen your feelings. In-fact, there is a high probability that after a while, you might never be able to permanently forget such experience again.
Don’t try hard to play strong
Trying to play it strong will only hamper and deteriorate your level of recovery. So instead of fooling yourself and acting like everything is fine, accept what has happened and identify with every one of your feelings.
Vent out your emotions
If you have to cry then cry! If you have to shout, shout! Instead of suppressing them and carrying a baggage of negative emotions that will do nothing but weigh you down, every now and then.
Find comfort in your faith
Find comfort in God. In Christianity, the bible talks about ‘’casting your cares and burden on the lord and he will surely sustain you.’’ So instead of grieving alone, cast your worries, sorrows and bitterness on God.
Join a support group
You never know, hearing others share their own experience might just be all you need to help you get better.
Get professional help
There are so many professional therapist out there that can give you just the right kind of help you might need. Remember that doing something is better than doing nothing. So instead of concluding that they might never be able to help you overcome your sorrows, give yourself a chance and see where it leads you to.
Be patient with yourself
As the saying goes, ‘’time heals all.’’ When grieving, the key thing to have at the back of your mind is ‘’being patient.’’ So instead of forcing yourself to experience an instant change which can lead to other unwanted problems, just be patient and allow time the do rest of the work.56
Dealing with grief can be difficult, but with the right strategies on how to go about overcoming it, you have nothing to worry about.