Usually a grandfather is a child's best friend. A grandfather takes the child out, teaches him or her to climb trees, helps them to fly kites and teaches them how to fish or ride a bicycle. A grandfather is a buffer, protecting a child from the parents' wrath and anger. And, a grandfather is there to wipe away the tears. So, when a grandfather dies, it is very difficult for a child or adult to cope with the loss.
However, life has to go on and one must learn to handle the grief, no matter what. Here are some tips that will teach you how to deal with the loss of a grandfather.
Your grandfather was the parent of one your parents. So, they too will be grieving. Rather than wallowing in your grief, try to console your parent. This will also help you mourn the loss of your grandfather.
Help to make the funeral arrangements. This way you will be able to come to terms with the loss and realize that it has actually happened and you are not dreaming.
Do not be afraid to show your sorrow. Cry if you must. It will make you feel better and you will be able to go back to your normal life. Also, making efforts to return to your regular routine will help.
Think of the family members who are still with you. They may need you support and care, especially your grandmother. Spend some time with them.
If you think that you are not in a state of mind to resume work after your grandfather's demise, then take some time off and clear your head. This will help you to get control over your emotions and grief.
Remember that your grandfather would have never wanted to see you feeling sad or in tears. Recollect the happy times you spent with him and cherish those. If necessary, hold on to a close item of your grandfather that you can touch and hold whenever you miss him or think about him.
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