Guide to Coping with Denial for the Bereaved

March 23, 2015

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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