One of the most difficult things to do in life is coping with loss of a dear and loved one. For grandparents loss of a grandchild might be the most devastating things to come to terms with. However, how does one tell them that their beloved grandchild is not going to be home anymore during Christmas holidays or Thanksgiving dinner?
Also, grandparents tend to relate the loss to their own child’s grief and feel helpless. Here are some insights as to how one can deal with the unfortunate loss.
First of all alienate your grief from the family that is surrounding you. You need to take care of yourself first in order to provide support to your grieving children. It is a difficult process and one has to get on with it on their own terms. Do not try to cope with your child’s loss and your loss at the same time. For now they can take care of themselves and in order to be there for your child you need to be strong first.
Turn to spirituality as it can give a lot of emotional strength to many people. People underestimate the power of spirituality but it is lot more effective than people think it to be. Try to meditate and use some relaxing activities to take your mind off the unfortunate incident. Stay away from people who keep bringing up the topic and want to know details about the incident.
Spend more time with your other grandchildren or just any children. It will help you recover from your grief and loss.
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