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 show emotion after the death of a loved one.
Caregivers, including those in the medical profession, who frequently comfort the reality of death may also feel obliged to suppress their feelings. Be assured that whether you have lost a family member, dear friend or a patient, you are not alone in your grief. Tomorrow we can look at some of the ways that we can cope.