Grief in the family, whether after the death of a beloved relative or pet, goes a long way toward understanding depression, but it can also force you to face emotions you were unprepared for. These emotions often manifest themselves in ways you never assumed, and this can cause some issues. You might lash out at your friends and family. You may struggle to do anything you used to enjoy doing. Most of the time, people will understand, yet you still need to find ways to handle your grief. 

Talk to Your Loved Ones 

Everyone needs some support when dealing with grief. Your loved ones are often the closest people who can help. These will have similar memories, and you can share their experience with yours to help you look at the positive aspects rather than focus solely on the negative. 

However, some people feel their family is too close to the issue and instead choose to speak to friends or their partner. It doesn’t matter who you lean on as long as you have someone to talk to. 

Write About It 

There are many benefits of keeping a journal, and one huge benefit is how much it helps you work through issues differently. If you spend too much time inside your head, you can struggle to work out problems, but getting them from your head to a page gives you a more concrete method of coping with and handling your grief. 

You can also use your journal to celebrate your memories of them or fill a scrapbook with photographs where you remember holidays, days out, or just pictures of you, so you never forget them. 

Say Good bye Your Way

Many people experience severe grief because they do not feel like they couldn’t say good bye properly. This can cause feelings of guilt and longing as they wish they had done something differently, even if they know there’s nothing they could have done. 

You can keep some of their items, such as sweaters or jewelry. You can get a tattoo that memorializes them or explore lucid dreaming hypnosis where you control what you dream about and gives you the chance to say good bye the way you wanted to.


Celebrate Them With New Traditions 

Every family has its traditions, and there’s always room for new traditions, especially if you want to celebrate a loved one no longer with you. New traditions to honor their memory can be anything you like, whether getting together to watch a movie each year or supporting their favorite team. You can do as much or as little as you want to. Just make sure you do it every year so that no one forgets why it’s so important. 


Learning to handle grief is a process. You will not get over your grief just like that. It takes time to come to terms with the changes in your life. But, with this advice, you can find a solution that works best for you. Everyone deals with grief differently, so do not feel like one approach is unsuitable. There is always another option for you to try.  


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