Death is inevitable and each of us are going to die someday. We feel relaxed and peaceful as we are unaware of the future. If you were to know your fateful day which would bring down the curtains of your life, you are doomed forever and start fearing death. But losing someone is even more painful. You miss the person, want him/her back in your life, you cry indefinitely, mourn continuously, feel angry at every one around, feel sad or even lonely. There are no certain specific rules and regulations to mourn. Scientists have taken up this issue seriously and are working out on healthy ways to cope with loss.
Grief is generally associated with death and is a natural response to losing someone or something important to you. People grieve over the death of loved ones, loss of an important job or when they end a beautiful relationship with someone they love. There is no specific way, period or method to grieve and it all depends on the individual. Even cultural beliefs and traditions mold the expression of grief in a person. People belonging to certain cultures express their grief silently and privately while people of other cultures might wail loudly, openly and vigorously.
Different Stages of Grieving
There are five common stages of grief:
Life Goes On
While coping up is painful, research do point out that it can also be the origin for a new purpose in life. Following a few strategies are helpful:
Grief is the process of letting go and learning to accept and live with loss. Grieving is not bad. It is one way of expressing your love over the deceased person and it needs to find a place in your life after you lose a dear one. Ensure that you don’t succumb to alcohol, drugs or become a workaholic to overcome grief. These might subtle your feelings temporarily but will never help you feel better in the long run.
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.