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:
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Looking at photos, watching videos, or exchanging
stories with other people about the object of your
Taking part in activities that
acknowledge and mark a major loss, such as funeral or memorial services after a
death. These may also include activities such as a going-away party for a
friend or a meeting to rebuild a community after it has been devastated by a
Actively participating in normal day-to-day activities.
Being active and taking part in daily activities keeps you focused in the
Although it may seem that your feelings of sadness and yearning will
last forever, remind yourself that these feelings will lessen as time goes
Primary Medical Reviewer
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
October 17, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 17, 2011
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