By Lucille Rosetti, TheBereaved.org, Guest Blogger
There is nothing easy about losing a loved one. Whether it’s your mom, brother, best friend, or spouse, death creates a void that is never fully filled. However, you can learn to live with your grief and even turn it into something that benefits your family or community while honoring the memory of the one you held near and dear.
Before you can turn your grief into something positive, you must first learn to soothe your grief and lingering sense of loss. Here are a few ways to manage the pain:
It takes time, and no two people heal the same way. But when you are ready, you can turn your sadness into something meaningful that will keep your loved one’s memory alive well beyond death. While your friend or family member had unique interests, these ideas can help you formulate your own memorial:
Moving past grief is not the same thing as forgetting the person you’ve lost. You will never do that. But by coping with the negative emotions and turning them into something positive, you can move forward and learn to live your life without fixating on the past.