Christina's Blog (5)

Allow Yourself to Remember

Remembering happy memories or looking at photos may be painful at first but in time may help you to heal rather than bring pain.  Writing down pleasant memories in a journal or keeping a list of things you wish you could have said to your loved one when he or she was alive may help. Writing may also provide you with a healthy outlet for your emotions.  What about keeping mementos? Because everyone grieves…
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Added by Christina on May 3, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with Guilt

Maybe you feel like something you did or some neglect on your part caused your loved one's death. Guilt, whether real or imagined, is a normal reaction to grief which can be helpful in itself.  Talking about how guilty you feel can provide a much needed release.  No matter how much we love a person we cannot prevent time and unforeseen occurrences from befalling ourselves or those we love.  Not getting one to a…
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Added by Christina on May 2, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Accepting Help from Others

Accepting help from others can be particularly important when a spouse has died.  The tasks that they once completed may now be left unattended.  For instance, if they handled financial matters or chores around the house it may be difficult to handle all by yourself.  In such a case the advice of tactful friends can be of great assistance to you. The Bible describes at Proverbs 17:17 a true friend is one "born when there is distress."  So do not isolate…
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Added by Christina on May 1, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Help for Those Who Grieve

As mentioned yesterday, not everyone grieves in the same way. With death we can be confronted with a number of emotions, including shock, numbness, sadness or perhaps even guilt. You may not experience all of these feelings and you may not display your sorrow the same way another does but know that when and if you do, it is not wrong for you to do so. So let yourself grieve. As you do it will relieve you.…

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Added by Christina on April 30, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Coming to Terms with Death

At times we all may find ourselves struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.  Some of us may pretend to be doing well when deep inside we know otherwise.  Some may not outwardly display our sorrow but it does not mean that we are suppressing our feelings.  This is a fine time to mention that since each individual is different when it comes to grieving it is or would be unfair of others to draw conclusions about those who do not outwardly…

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Added by Christina on April 28, 2011 at 10:04pm — No Comments

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