Dealing with death is one of the most difficult times to endure. Grief is one of the most complicated emotions.
Although therapists and mental health professionals have made progress in understanding the emotion, much still needs to be done.
The Kubler-Ross model is perhaps the most commonly accepted route to traverse grief.
However, there are nuances within each stage of the grief model that some people often never overcome.
There are several dimensions to happiness that one needs to consider to fully understand whether a person is likely to be happy again. If a person is predisposed to depression, grief could worsen a bad situation.
Moreover, finding true happiness after complicated grief can show similar symptoms to major depressive episodes.
With this in mind, I’m here to help share – in simple terms – how to find happiness after dealing with loss.
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This article addresses a very deep, complicated, and emotionally laden topic. However, by the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of some of the steps you can take to begin the process of holistic recovery from grief and loss.
Here is an empowering overview of how to find happiness after dealing with loss and release your overwhelming grief.
Science-based healing may not always be the best solution for every person. Everyone has unique personality traits, and sometimes it’s important to give closure in a way they understand best. If therapy, acceptance, and general grief restorative practices aren’t working for you, you may turn to psychic treatment.
Reaching out to your passed loved one and establishing a connection is one of the best ways to gain the closure you are looking for. Being able to say goodbye one last time can act as a flipped switch and jumpstart the road to recovery. You can opt for Psychic Readings if you think this is something that could potentially help you overcome the issues you are dealing with and truly find happiness.
Clairvoyants, Psychics, and Oracles have been around for centuries, even millennia. Moreover, thousands of people cite being able to move on after getting in touch with their loved ones who have passed away. It is a complicated route, but as long as you are comfortable with it, that’s all that matters.
One of the best ways to find meaning in life after the death of a loved one is to live for what they lived for. In no way are we suggesting that you abandon your identity (some people do) and live solely for what your loved one wanted.
Rather, stay true to your own goals and support the values of your loved one as well.
For example, if the deceased had a strong altruistic side to them, perhaps you could donate to charity and continue their legacy. Think about what they would have wanted you to do to honor their memory.
Moreover, it brings a sense of closure, knowing you are still doing what they would have wanted. It’s almost as if you are allowing them to live vicariously through you.
It may not resonate with everyone, but this is one of the most common ways to overcome deep grief and find happiness again.
There is an overwhelming sense of guilt that you might face when dealing with loss. You may feel guilty from time to time about potentially moving on. Many people feel like they would be doing an injustice to the departed by being happy again.
Although understandable, these thoughts could be doing more damage to your mental health than you may imagine.
The longer you stay in this rut of guilt, the more likely it is that this will be a constant thought that could become part of your personality.
Surely the deceased wouldn’t want you to spend the rest of your days with your head hung in sorrow. They would have wanted you to do more with your life and remember them from time to time.
Guilt is a trap that can severely impair and complicate grief. If you don’t think you can escape these thoughts on your own, consider visiting a therapist and going through a few sessions of classic CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Once you challenge your thoughts and truly understand their effect on your personality, you may be more inclined to move away from them and live life as it was meant to be.
There is no right or wrong way to handle grief. However, you could delay the process with bad coping strategies.
You must remember that when dealing with grief, you are the star of your show. It does not matter what anyone thinks unless you hurt yourself or others around you.
As I mentioned earlier, this is one of the most complex emotions to deal with. And even modern research hasn’t found a one size fits all solution.
Please do what you think is best and handle it as you see fit.
You can go down the long route and struggle through many hard months. And sometimes, that’s the best. You need to holistically embrace that you loved one’s time in this world has ended for you to move on and become whole again truly.
Remember that this is your fight to fight, and you must do it as you see fit. Don’t let anyone tell you how to process grief.
If you’re struggling, you can opt for addiction and mental health treatment. This can become essential if you find yourself self-medicating because of what’s happened to you. It helps you get out of a spiral of negative behavior and live more positively. You can also cut out the things most likely to cause you harm and develop healthier habits.
We now come to the end of a very trying and emotionally laden topic. One of the best analogies to understanding grief is that it is a ball that will always exist in your space. It does not shrink in size, nor does it particularly go away. You grow around it and embrace it as a part of life.
Chances are you will never forget your loved one. However, it does get better. The waves of grief and pain eventually decrease, and you may find yourself actively becoming sad less and less.
If you have read this far, we would like to state how sorry we are for your loss. We hope that this article has given you a few tools to equip yourself after sustaining a loss as you have.
Stay strong. Iit does get better.
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