Top tips on how to deal with loss

Written by Nigel Simpkins

It’s something that, sadly, we will all experience at some point in our lives: the devastating loss of a loved one. Whether it’s a grandparent, a close friend, or even a pet, there are no rules on how long should you grieve for or how quickly you need to come to terms with your bereavement, but it can often feel like the gap they’ve left behind is a deep and dark hole that you can struggle to climb free of.

While it’s normal to be sad and upset, however, it can get to a point where you feel like your grief is overwhelming you, and when this happens, it’s a good idea to look into coping mechanisms. Though not all of these will work for everyone, many people nonetheless find them useful, so why not give one or two of them a go today to see how they help you?

Speak to your GP

When we’re feeling down, it’s important not to ignore it or push your emotions aside, so if you’re struggling with the way you’re feeling, don’t be afraid to make an appointment with your GP. They won’t judge your reasons for visiting them, but they will be able to tell you whether short-term medical intervention, such as antidepressants, or more long-term treatments, such as counselling, could help you to manage your loss going forward.

Write a letter to your lost loved one

When we think about someone we’ve lost, we often feel as though they’re the only person who would know what to say or that we wish we could have the opportunity to tell them the things we never got the chance to. If this is something you can relate to, try writing them a letter, getting down on paper all of the unsaid words and the feelings trapped inside. Whether you keep this, burn it, or leave it at their grave or somewhere special to them, it doesn’t matter: just use the opportunity as a way to get all of your unspoken words and wishes down on paper.


Attend a psychic reading

Clairvoyance is ideal for those who are open-minded and/or spiritual and are looking to expand their prospects when dealing with their grief. Furthermore, psychic readings can be of great comfort, and you can have these conducted either in person or over the phone through a company like TheCircle. Whichever method you choose, it can make you feel closer to the ones you’ve lost and reassure you that they’ve found their peace and are happy again.

Talk to your friends and family

Last but not least, don’t be put off from talking to your friends and family. While it can be difficult to open up and reveal the depths of your grief, those around you love you and want the best for you, meaning they’ll almost certainly be ready with hugs and a listening ear should you need it. You might also find that they’re struggling too, and that your bravery in talking about how you’re feeling creates an opportunity for them to do the same.

When we lose someone we love, there is nothing more difficult to process, but no matter how hard you’re finding it, remember that there are always ways to help and people to support you. Why not explore them today?