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Coping with feelings after a loved one’s death

The loss of a loved one is shocking for anyone, but when it happens tragically like in a car wreck, it is even more complex to deal with. There is a range of emotions that you can expect after you lose a close friend or family member. These aren’t easy to deal with, and you might experience multiple feelings all at once. This further complicates that situation, so you have to be ready to cope with them all as they come.

One of the first things that you might notice is that you can’t believe your loved one is actually gone. This type of disbelief makes it hard to cope with other feels. The shock and inability to believe they are gone can cause you to shut down emotionally. You might find that it is impossible to handle many things when you are emotionally finished.

Sometimes, people feel sorry that they are still alive when their loved one isn’t. This is often the strongest when they were in the accident with the person who perished. It has been deemed survivor’s guilt and can sometimes require professional mental health help to overcome the feelings and move forward with life.

Some people who experience this type of loss have to deal with an anger that can only be resolved through action. This doesn’t mean that you should go physically attack the person who caused the wreck. There is an alternative. You can choose to seek compensation through the civil court system, which enables you to try to recover the financial damages you have because of the death.

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