People frequently find solace when a loved one passes away at an older age by remembering and honoring their life as well as by understanding that death is a natural part of existence. When your child passes away unexpectedly, this experience is not the same.
Life ending at such a young age is incomprehensible to parents who have lost a child, especially when it occurs suddenly and without warning. The pain of the loss can be suffocating.
Some of the ways that can help a person cope with such a loss -
- Stick together - Keep your family close and rely on one another for support. Even while each member of the family will need some alone time, you can also find solace in one another. You can recall that you are not alone in your grief by spending time with others. You can handle your sorrow by drawing strength from the unity of your family. Be dependable in your support of one another.
- Seek professional help - The loss of a child, though, may undoubtedly strain a marriage and each parent's bond with their living children because everyone grieves differently. When coming to terms with your loss, get expert assistance. Don't attempt to handle this matter by yourself. You and your family may benefit from family counselling to help you cope with the incredibly traumatic loss.
- Contact and get involved in a support group - It can be beneficial for parents to join a support group, whether as a family or on their own. Groups can provide an additional layer of support, while they cannot replace sessions with a committed professional. Healthy support groups frequently offer a secure space where you can communicate what you are thinking and feeling with people who "get it," in addition to giving you the chance to connect with others who are going through the same thing as you.
- Avoid negativity and negative people - There are a lot of individuals out there who simply do not know how to react to what you and your family are going through with empathy and compassion. They might make offensive comments or have excessive expectations of you. You should be over this by now, they could say, or at least you have another child. None of them are good for you or your family's health.
A WORD FROM SOCIALLY SOULED
You will never again feel grief like the kind that comes with losing a kid unexpectedly. It leaves you in shock. While adjusting to the loss won't be simple, you can get through it if you make a conscious effort to remain a family and take care of yourself.
It's crucial that you rely on one another, talk openly even when it's awkward, and keep going to visit a counselor who can assist you in working through your feelings and coming up with practical solutions for moving forward with your life.