November 25: Grieving and Ways to Cope

By: Virginia Women’s Center

VWC Rmom logoGrief is the emotion we feel when we experience a loss. All deaths may be traumatic in some way, but a sudden death is always traumatic. Not only do we suffer with sadness, but our minds are reluctantly trying to integrate a new reality – one that is different from the way reality should be.

We also grieve when our loved one’s death was expected and we were able to say goodbye. We miss the person and their presence in our life, especially the times spent together such as holidays or birthdays.

The holiday season, in particular, can trigger the emotions of grief. Learn more about grief and ways to cope here:

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