Coping with Grief
There are no set rules in coping with grief, it is a natural process and is experienced differently by everyone. Grief is a highly complex and personal experience. For a person who has lost their spouse or best friend, or the parent who loses their child, there is no way around grief. It is a difficult process, and it takes time. It can be deeply isolating, and while family and friends may try to help, it is impossible for them to fully understand what you are going through so try to be patient with those around you.
If you are looking for a support group, someone to chat to on the phone or help with depression, check out Funeral Guide’s useful links.
Funeral Guide covers various questions regarding grief and how to cope, click on the links below:
- Grief – Survival Tips
- Grieving / Depression
- The 5 Stages of Grief
- Helping children understand death
- When there was no time to say goodbye
- When is it time to begin to recover?
- Grief is different for everyone
- How to help a grieving friend
- Kind Gestures and Gift Ideas
Grief is a healthy and natural reaction to a major loss. Although grief is important and eventually leads to emotional healing, it can be a prolonged and intensely painful experience. The Funeral Guide team offer our sincerest condolences and wish you well in your recovery, you are not alone.
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
adapted from origional prayer by: Reinhold Niebuhr