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How To Deal With Sorrow


Shawna Crabill, Marriage Therapist, Family Therapist, Individual Therapist, Couple Therapist, Therapist

Sorrow can come in many shapes, all of which may not be that easy to deal with and might result in emotional pain. Sorrow can engulf one due to many reasons, some of which may be lack of money, poor health, death of a loved one, or material loss. Each form of sorrow is different and there are also different ways of dealing with them. When engulfed in sorrow, you can look for the services of skilled therapists. Here are ways of dealing with sorrow.

Don’t rush sorrow

The sorrowful period should just be that— don’t wish that something is going to come to an end because of you wishing it away. Instead, let the sorrow engulf you. If in case it’s due to a loss, this takes place at once but the moment of sorrow can take a longer time, therefore let it be. It will come to an end slowly.

Be true to yourself about the sorrowful feeling

Being sorrowful is very natural, and don’t try to hide the feeling. Let it be so, for everyone alive has or will experience this feeling in their lives at one time. You are not the only one going through this. Just get to be true to yourself and face it head-on, eventually it will come to an end.

Shift your view to the good times

Don’t burden yourself with questions that you can never get answers to and instead review the good times. Let them come into your mind and focus on that. Cherish the good times you had before the loss and try to fight back the need to blame yourself by all means.

Although the methods mentioned above may look basic, they go a long way in assisting those in sorrow. For further assistance, Shawna Crabill LMFT of Charleston, SC, can be of great help in such difficult times.