Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouseDealing with the death of a life partner can be an emotional roller coaster for many people, especially if there is children involved. Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that the "other half" that usually helps with situations like a death is not there. Simple tasks can suddenly seem overwhelming. Other physical and mental issues may develop during the funeral or even days or weeks after. Online therapy can help with all the issues that come with losing a spouse. There are some basic tips you can follow, but sometimes talking to a trained therapist makes it a little bit easier.

Signs of dealing with Losing a Spouse

  • Denial
  • Disbelief
  • Confusion
  • Anger 
  • Humiliation
  • Shock 
  • Sadness
  • Yearning
  • Despair
  • Guilt

Tips for Dealing with Losing a Spouse

Here are three very basic tips that can help when dealing with losing a spouse:

  • Prioritize - Making sure needs are met - both physical and emotional - is difficult for some people in even the best circumstances. During the grieving period after losing a spouse, it's important for a person to make sure they remember their needs.
  • Memorialize - Some people don't like to make a big fuss, but sometimes having a special monument erected can make a big difference. This might even be a tree that's planted in memory of the spouse. Making a memorial in some way can make it easier to move on after the last stage of grief.
  • Exercise - Even if a person doesn't feel like it, they should try to stay active. Walking is a great, easy way to get this done while still allowing time to think about the loss. The idea is to make sure depression doesn't become a problem.

There are, of course, more specifics for dealing with losing a spouse. For those that need a little more concrete support and direction, online therapy can provide both.

Therapy for Help With Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouse refers to losing a partner in life. No matter the length of the union, this can be a very difficult period for many people. This is why therapy is recommended to help deal with all that comes with losing a spouse. Most people understand that dealing with losing a spouse can be a frightening and emotional draining experience. That's why a lot of people eventually decide to talk to a therapist about their loss. On GoMentor.com you can book online sessions with therapists that specialize in dealing with grief, and they can help with information, advice and support. Losing a spouse can be one of the most difficult things to deal with in life. What makes it especially difficult is that the person who usually helps is gone. Getting therapy for help with losing a spouse does not have to be a hassle.

Get help with Losing a Spouse

Are you struggling with Losing a Spouse? On GoMentor you can get professional help in accessible, flexible and anonymous way.

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