Handling Oversensitivity After a Major Loss
grieving a loss, you may be overly sensitive and
easily offended by things other people say or do. If you find yourself reacting
to what other people say and do, you can:
- Pause for a moment before responding to what you
consider to be an insensitive comment or action. Concentrate on your breathing,
count to 10, or recite a short prayer or poem that calms
- Remind yourself that you are under stress and not acting as
you normally would.
- Ask people around you to allow you some time to
adjust to your new life situation.
- Keep yourself from becoming
preoccupied with thoughts about an insensitive comment.
- Focus on
the goodness around you. Thank those who have been caring and kind to
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||October 17, 2011|