Death is a horrible thing; it can rip those you love away, leave you thinking that you have to handle it by yourself but you don’t have to. There are people all around the world going through something similar. While nobody knows exactly what you are going through, tons of people can relate to you.
I lost my grandmother about 2 years ago and she was the person I was closest to in the world. Nobody saw her death coming as it was so sudden. It is still hard for me to talk about her and her death but I will never forget her. What helps me when it is one of those day, where the pain feels unbearable, is thinking about how she may be dead but she isn’t gone. She shaped me into who I am today. She gave me my huge imagination From playing with me when I was younger. Pretending that I was a doctor, vet or crime investigator. She is what made me want to be an author, giving me my love of reading and writing. I try to be the best I can be and help people because she always taught me to be kind and care for others.
You don’t have to be depressed about it everyday but also don’t forget about them. There are tons of things that might help you be less sad about the death of someone you care about. You could write poems, stories, or songs about them. You could also try to remember all the memories you had with them or talk to them. The reason I am writing this is because I found myself feeling alone in my grief many many times and nobody should have to feel like that. Death is inevitable but that doesn’t make it any less painful. To me, grief is one of the worst pains you can feel. I have gotten sick to my stomach and felt like there was just no point in life but it got better. It takes time and you never fully get over it but day by day it slowly gets better. One of the main things for me was just to keep having hope and knowing she inspired me to be and do everything I do today
Death will always be a painful subject no matter who you are but there are ways of handling it and there are people to talk to. Even though you don’t fully get rid of the pain, life will all turn out the way it is supposed to turn out. Don’t be afraid of the topic of death just respect it. I know it may seem like the world is ending when you lose a loved one but it is not. Just take it one day at a time or if you need to just take it one minute at a time, do whatever is best for you and your feelings. Nobody can tell you how to feel when it comes to death and nobody can judge you when it comes to grief because we all deal with it. It is not easy to deal with it and there are no wrong ways to deal with it. I hope that you find a way to deal with it that helps you and those you love. I hope this article helped you because it helped me when I was writing it.
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