Want help on how to cope with the loss of a child or infant? Losing your daughter, son or grandchild is heartbreaking, so I created this short guide to help you to grieve and heal.
Whenever you lose a loved one it’s painful. But there is no pain, quite like the pain of losing a child.
Losing a child can leave you feeling anxious and blaming yourself for the reasons of their passing.
Plus you can feel stuck in a cycle of not knowing how to continue living.
In this article, we are going to provide a guide on how to cope with the loss of a child.
The pain may never go away, but there are ways to live with that pain without allowing it to control the rest of your life.
There are many strategies that you can use to help you heal from the loss of a child.
The first thing that you must understand about healing when you’ve lost a child:
When you’re healing from the loss of a child, it may seem that the right thing to do is avoid talking about the child… at all costs!
But actually, for many reasons, that is the last thing that you should want to do.
After all, pretending as if the child didn’t exist doesn’t make the pain any less or disappear.
In fact, you might find it far more helpful and healing to talk about all of the beautiful memories and joy that you received from that child while they were alive.
Holding their memory in a positive light will help you to get through the grieving process.
Blaming yourself is something that you shouldn’t do.
After all, there is nothing that will change the situation – no matter how many times you think of things that you should’ve done differently.
Plus your child wouldn’t want you to spend your days blaming their death on yourself.
It also helps if the people around you don’t blame you for the child’s death, either.
A grandmother describes how “my grandchild died during delivery.” This grandmother explains how it stills hurts her when she thinks about how she’ll never be able to hold her grandchild or laugh with them. But this grandmother also explains how this obviously doesn’t give her the right to blame the mother for the child’s death.
Sometimes one of the best gifts that you can give yourself is to find a support group of other parents that have gone through the same thing that you’ve gone through.
They’ll be able to share their experiences with you and how they’ve coped with the situation.
It’s also beneficial because it will give you another group of people outside of family that you can lean on and talk to when things become overwhelming.
If you’re not ready to be around a group, talking openly about your loss, you can take a private, at-home online course, The Anxiety Cure, to heal your pain.
When you think about how to cope with the loss of a child, the only thing that you should know about the healing process is that there is no time limit on healing. There isn’t a buzzer that goes off, saying that your healing is complete.
If you want to live a rich, full, happy life, you need to take time for regular tough love chats with your heart. This line-a-day journal will help you to do just!