Dealing with death is difficult.

No matter who you have lost, to deal with death is one of the hardest things we experience in life.

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Whether we like it or not there comes a time where we have to deal with death and while it’s tough, we are often stronger than we think.

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This collaborative post takes a look at some of the things it’s worth thinking about when it comes to dealing with death your own way, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

5 ways to deal with death your own way

1. Take your time

First, make sure that you are taking your time when it comes to the grieving process. There is no need to speed through to try and make yourself into the person that you were before because this takes time, and it might never happen. Death changes people, and that’s entirely okay. There is no time limit on grief, and in fact it never fully leaves you, but that’s a good thing because it means that you have experienced a love so strong that you will never forget it. 

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2. Don’t listen to people who think they know better

Don’t listen to anyone who says that you ‘should have gotten over it by now’ or words to that effect. There is no time limit when you deal with death, so take whatever time you need.

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3. Say goodbye properly

In order to properly start to heal, you have got to make sure you get to say a proper goodbye to your loved one. Try to honour what they wanted, or if you don’t know what they would want then go with something that you hope they would have liked. You can look into funeral directors to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Don’t put too much stress on yourself though, as again this is something that you have got to take at your own pace.

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4. Grieve how you want to

Remember that you should be grieving however you want to. If you want to cry, let it all out. If you want to shut it out for now, that’s fine as long as you realise that you’re going to have to deal with it at some point. There is no wrong way to grieve, as long as you are doing what you feel is right for you. A lot of people find that grief counselling is helpful to come to terms with what has happened, so this might be worth taking a look into.

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5. Remember there’s no right or wrong way to deal with death

There is not a single person on this planet who can tell you how to grieve, or tell you that you are wrong for doing things in a certain way. It takes time, and remember that losing a loved one is something that will never fully leave you.

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This is a collaborative post.

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