Guide to Coping with Denial for the Bereaved

Coping with denial stage.
Denial is part of the process of grief. Therefore, it should not alarm concerned loved ones when a bereaved starts exhibiting this symptom. However, according to an article from Grief Healing, denial and disbelief can become a problem when “it is used deliberately to avoid the reality of death or to escape the emotions resulting from a loss”.

Here are some things to remember on coping with denial:
  • Understand that denial serves a normal function.
  • Make it your goal to acknowledge the truth.
  • Denial only becomes an issue if it interferes with your ability to function normally.
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