There are two good ways to cope with the loss of a loved one.
The first is don’t rush grief. Well-meaning people will say “be strong” and try to divert your hurt but grieving takes as long as it takes to grieve. The pain lessens but the loss is always felt.
The second is make the person you lost live on through you. Take their best quality, the one you love the most about them, and adopt it – make it your life’s goal so it lives on through you. Remember them as if they are still here because in many ways they are. Laugh with them and love with them again.
It doesn’t make sense to overcome grief if that means to let what you liked about them so much die.
When you chose specific ways for that person to live on through you, it helps with the pain and brings happiness back.
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