No matter if the loss of your loved one is expected or sudden, it's still extremely hard to cope with. You will feel a tidal wave of emotions. But what you have to understand, is that you loved one doesn't want you to grieve forever. They want you to move on towards the best life possible.

The best way that you can honor the memory of your loved one and the life that you shared with them, is to cope with grief in a healthy way, so that you can make them, and yourself proud in life.

Here are some healthy ways to get past your grief:

1. Open up: While you might need some time alone, you might fall into a dangerous place of isolation. You need to express your feelings and thoughts. People who aren't grieving with you can help you to make sense of your feelings and emotions.

2. Cry about things: Some people are taught that they shouldn't cry, that crying is weak. But tears are healing, and crying helps to relieve the pain and the pressure that can be too much to bear. So cry if it will make you feel better.

3. Think about the good times: Part of the grief process is thinking of all the things you never got to say, and of all the things you never got to do. But when you think of the good times that you shared with your love d one, you'll have a happy focus to overcome the overwhelming grief.

4. Accept Yourself: You have to grief your loved one in the way that you see fit. Learn about the stages of grief; you'll see that a lot of what you are feeling and thinking are normal.

5. Reach out for help: If you feel that your grief is getting to be too much for you to bear, then please reach out for help. There are support groups both in the community, and online. Get professional help if needed. Keep yourself healthy. Eat right, and exercise. You will need to keep your body healthy during this hard and draining time in life.

When you have lost your loved one, you will feel pain like no other. But remember that you will eventually heal. Take things one step, one day at a time. Use these tips as healing tools to gain your old self back.

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