Coping with tragedy
Tragedy is a tough pill for anyone to swallow, particularly if you have lost someone very close to you. Whether this person has died from an illness and the death was expected, or they died due to an accident so the death was very sudden, you will still go through a lot of the same emotions. You will eventually be able to get past the grief and anger you are feeling following a tragedy, and this is something you should hold onto during the worst times. However, here are some ways in which you can find closure after any tragedy.
Avoid talking to any media
After a publicised tragedy, the relatives and loved ones of a victim may find themselves hounded by the news media. It is important for you to avoid speaking to any media about your feelings, as once they know that they have someone they can talk to they will continue to hound you, and you may find that they start to dig up stories about you and your loved ones in order to make a story.
Talk to friends and family
You will not be the only person affected by the death of someone you love, so now is a great time to communicate with other people who loved them and talk about how you are feeling together. This can help you to express your feelings without shame, as well as reminisce on some of the happier things about the person whom you have all lost.
Claim compensation through solicitors in Llanrhidian
If the loved one who has died has passed away due to an accident caused by someone else, using solicitors in Llanrhidian to make a claim for compensation can help you greatly to move on from the event and find some form of vindication. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to solicitors in Llanrhidian who can tell you more about making a claim. They should also be able to work on your behalf so you don’t have to be too involved, or go through what happened to your loved one in too much detail.
Allow yourself to grieve
For many people, it is a natural reaction to avoid grief and try to stay away from negative feelings. After the death of a loved one, you have to understand that eventually these feelings are going to have to be felt, so the longer you put them off the more likely it is that they will build up and be even more devastating when they eventually emerge.
Get back to normal
No one expects you to get back to your daily routine straight away after a tragedy, but after some time you will need to get on with your life again. You are not doing this person a dishonour by not grieving forever, and the chances are that they would want you to get back to your life and have a happy existence anyway.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown