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MAKING SENSE OF INTENSE EMOTIONS

Published: November 27, 2019

When you lose a loved one, it can be extremely overwhelming and devastating to deal with the loss. While some people feel a small amount of grief, others go through intense emotions. Dealing with these can be extremely difficult and can also impact a person's mental health. Some of the intense feelings that people go through after the death of someone close to them include:

Feelings of unreality and shock soon after the death

Feeling overwhelmed and a fierce sadness

Specific types of anxieties

Irritation and angerFrustration

Depression and hopelessness

Guilt

Concerns about your mortality

Need to suppress your grief while you support others

Some relief if the descendent had been suffering for very long

Things You Can Do

Coming to terms with your loss and dealing with intense feelings will take a little bit of time. However, there is a specific way to go about it.

The very first step is to identify all the emotions you are feeling. For example, if you find that you are feeling angry, then try to determine what the root cause of the anger is. In most instances, it could be sadness, anger, shame on disappointment.

It is crucial to stand outside yourself and look at the things you are feeling from an objective viewpoint. If you think that you need to jot down these intense feelings, do that. Revisit the notes when you feel that you are unable to deal with the myriad emotions that are running through your head.

It is also a good idea to speak with someone very close to you or a therapist. They would be able to help you make sense of the intense feelings and will also suggest what you can do to move away from this zone.

If you want to know about our support and funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

 
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