Taking a Break From Grief


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Surviving grief and learning how to live again after the death of someone you love is one of life's toughest challenges. Working through your grief can leave you emotionally and physically exhausted. While you may feel guilty doing this, it's important for you and your family's well-being to take time out for yourself and take a break from your grief.

  • Use brief distractions. A movie or a massage can help you keep a little balance in your life and recharge you for the days ahead.
  • Start small. Try different things until you find what works for you.
  • Understand that kids grieve differently. Kids are naturally good at taking breaks from their pain and can often switch between shorts bursts of play and their sadness.
  • Have family fun again. Find ways to have fun as a family again while working toward your new normal.

There are a number of resources available to assist you throughout your grief journey.

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