Taking Care

Caring for Yourself While Grieving

  • Be very gentle with yourself.
  •  Accept the fact that you have an emotional wound, that it is disabling, and that it will take awhile before you are completely well.
  • Treat yourself with the same care and affection that you would offer a good friend in a similar situation.
  • Don’t take on many new responsibilities.
  • Avoid situations in which you might overreact.
  • Accept help and support when offered, but remember that care and compassion begin at home.
  • Above all, don’t blame yourself for any “mistakes” (real or imagined) you may have made that brought you to this situation of loss.
  • Let the healing process run its course – a time of convalescence is very important.
  • Just follow your daily routine—and let yourself heal.