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At 8:13am on January 14, 2019, Brenda Ann said…

So sorry to hear of your loss, but so glad that you found this website so you can talk to people who have experienced loss and may have some practical suggestions. Blow is a list of things that will help you and your girls...

HELP FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE

  • 1: ACCEPT SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    According to your needs, balance time spent with others and time spent alone.

  • 2: WATCH YOUR DIET, AND MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE

    Eat healthful food, drink plenty of water, and exercise moderately.

  • 3: GET PLENTY OF SLEEP

    Recognize that sleep is essential to dealing with the fatigue of grieving.

  • 4: BE FLEXIBLE

    Since everyone grieves differently, find what works for you.

  • 5: AVOID SELF-DESTRUCTIVE HABITS

    Avoid the misuse of alcohol or drugs​—which creates more problems than it solves.

  • 6: BALANCE YOUR TIME

    Alternate periods of grieving with time for socializing and recreation.

  • 7: KEEP A ROUTINE

    Regain a sense of normalcy by keeping yourself occupied with a good routine.

  • 8: AVOID MAKING BIG DECISIONS TOO SOON

    If possible, wait a year or more before making big decisions you may later regret.

  • 9: REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE

    Collect pictures and mementos or write in a journal to keep alive your memory of the person who has died.

  • 10: GET AWAY

    Make time for a change of pace​—even if for just a day or part of a day.

  • 11: HELP OTHERS

    Renew your sense of purpose by doing things for those who need help, including others affected by the loss of your loved one.

  • 12: REEVALUATE YOUR PRIORITIES

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