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The Three Stages Of Grief & How To Deal With Them

Posted by on September 9, 2020 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex, Thrive with 0 Comments

Grief is one of the most terrible things to try and have to deal with, and it doesn't just come from the loss of a loved one. It could be from a relationship breakup when you didn't want it to end, it could be your absolute best friend moving to the other side of the world. But arguably the hardest form of grief is the loss of a loved one, and we know that so many people are going to be going through that right now. Even if not the loss of a loved one, perhaps the breakdown of a relationship, it can be so crippling to try and get through that you don't know how to carry on with normal life. If it has got to the point of utter despair for you, we're going to help. We want to show you three of the biggest stages of grief and how you can get through them so you can at least feel a little bit better. Keep on reading to find out more.

Complete Heartbreak & Despair

This is most definitely the first stage of any heartbreak, the stage where you feel like you can't stop crying and your mind won't stop racing, so much so that you keep thinking you'd do anything to turn your thoughts off. It's during this stage that you need to become rationale, people do the craziest things during this stage. It might be that you put your focus into something. For example, if the loss of your loved one needs a lawyer, you could contact lawyers offering first-class legal representation to everyone so that you can start to get some answers so that you can also get closure. During this time it really is best to keep yourself distracted, even if that means you need to be around your friends or family all the time, find comfort in whatever it is that brings you comfort.

Withdrawing From Normal Life

Then comes this stage. The stage where you're not necessarily crying every two minutes, but all you want to do is lie in bed with the curtains closed and Netflix on all day. During this stage it's important to allow yourself to have days where you don't move because you'll be calmly thinking and processing, and that's a great way of getting over grief. But don't allow yourself to withdraw for too long. Make sure you pick yourself back up and get surrounded by people you love and that are going to make you happy.

Trying To Act Normal

To try and get back to normal you need to try and start doing the things you usually would do. Get in the gym, go out for drinks with friends, go for a family day out. Just anything you can do to make you feel normal. But don't try and act normal, always make sure that you're speaking to someone who you can trust if you feel like you're really suffering. People would rather know you are than to think you're feeling better when you're not.

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