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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.
While 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:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||May 10, 2012|
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