Coping With Death: Topics To Truly Discuss

Death is widespread amongst us right now. Are we showing grieving ones the proper respect they deserve? Grieving ones, are you taking things one day at a time or trying to rush and put a timetable on the process? How is death being coped with? These are just a few topics we’re going to consider.

Without even knowing it, we can show disrespect to someone grieving. One major way is by misuse of social media during the time of bereavement. Before family members are contacted, the news is plastered on posts of all kinds on social media. It’s like a race to see who can post first. In many cases, family members have found out on social media before they were contacted. That can make it even more devastating. One needs to actually take the time to think before posting. Put yourself in the family’s shoes. Be considerate and show common courtesy, more than anything, respect. It’s understandable to want to show sympathy, but at the same time we must be considerate and respectful. Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.

Grieving ones, there is no time limit on the process. This goes for those giving advice to those who are grieving as well. You can’t rush a grieving person. Each person must go at their own pace and handle it in their own way. People handle situations in different ways. Also, some take longer to endure the process than others. The best one can do is take it one day at a time.

People cope with death in different ways. Some need time alone to clear their minds, while others need to keep busy during the grieving process. No matter what the case may be, we must respect a person’s wishes and just be there for them in whatever way we can. Be the support system that is needed. We don’t want one to fall into that deep place that is so hard to come back from. Don’t be too forceful; but at the same time, if we see one slipping, step in to give a hand and lift them back up.

Coping with death isn’t easy. Therefore, let’s be mindful, respectful, and supportive. Treat grieving ones the way you’d like to be treated if you were in their shoes. Those going through the process, take all the time you need. There is no rush on your healing. You need to cope in order to heal.

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