Coping with Grief and Loss: A guide to healing
Compassionate advice for dealing with the loss of a loved one.
The loss of a loved one can be a profoundly painful experience. The grief that follows may permeate everything, making it hard to eat, sleep, or muster much interest in the life going on around you.
This emotional maelstrom can affect behavior and judgment. It's common, for example, to feel agitated or exhausted, to sob unexpectedly, or to withdraw from the world. Some people find themselves struggling with feelings of sorrow, numbness, anger, guilt, despair, irritability, relief, or anxiety.
While no words can erase grief, Coping with Grief and Loss can help you navigate this turbulent time.
In its pages, you'll find advice on comforting yourself, commemorating your loved one, and understanding the difference between grief and depression. You'll also find special sections on coping with the loss of a child, parent, or spouse.
Coping with Grief and Loss also includes information on navigating life when a loved one is terminally ill, on end-of-life planning, and on ways to talk about death.
Loss affects people in different ways. There is no "right" way to grieve, and no timetable or schedule for grieving. This Special Health Report aims to help you cope with the loss of a loved one at your own pace and in your own way. It offers numerous physical, emotional, and social strategies that help healing take place.
Inside Coping with Grief and Loss, you'll discover:
- Practical steps toward coping
- Techniques for dealing with anger
- When to seek professional help
- Stress-relief techniques to ease the strain of bereavement
- Strategies for coping with the loss of a loved one around holidays, anniversaries, and other difficult times
- Comforting others: Suggestions for friends and family members
- Special Bonus Section: A guide to grieving at different stages in life
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