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Keep your doctor informed about your progress through the grieving process.
Take care of yourself. Remember to eat well. Get plenty of sleep and enough exercise.
Never forget — help is available. Talk to your doctor. You don’t have to go it alone.
Spend time with family and friends, talking about your loved one and sharing memories.
Do something that helps you feel connected to your lost loved one. Write a letter him/her or assemble a photo album honoring the person.
Make time to engage in an activity you enjoy, like a favorite hobby, sport or project.
Not much in life truly prepares us for the intense feelings that come with the loss of a loved one. Not even age. It really doesn’t matter how old you are... loss is loss, and grief is grief.
As long as the feelings of sadness don’t become excessive or persist for a very long or extended period of time, grief should be viewed as a completely normal and natural response. It hurts, but you will make it through.
Here are some tips that may help with the grieving process: