Handling Sadness and Yearning After a Major Loss
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Sadness and yearning for a loved one, an object, or a way of life you have lost are the most common and expected feelings that occur after any loss.
Probably the best thing you can do to cope with your sadness and yearning is to talk about how you feel. Sharing your sadness with people who care about you helps lift the heaviness that sadness often brings. Other steps you can take to cope with your feelings of sadness and yearning include:
Although it may seem that your feelings of sadness and yearning will last forever, remind yourself that these feelings will lessen as time goes by.
If you find yourself being overly sensitive and easily offended by what other people say and do, you can:
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Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofOctober 10, 2017
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