The loss of a loved one is never easy. It can be an even more difficult situation when the loved one died due to the negligence of another. This is known as wrongful death. Sadly, wrongful death is common in Georgia. Wrongful death occurs on job sites, at emergency scenes, because of motor vehicle accidents, murder and other reasons. Here are some tips for coping with the wrongful death of a loved one.
The most important thing to remember is not to shut yourself off from others. You will most likely want to crawl into a hole and not interact with anyone. Don’t let this happen. You need to open up emotionally to anyone around you willing to listen. Open up to family and friends. They are all grieving just like you. It will take a village to work past this tragedy.
You will likely find it difficult, but you should find a hobby and stick to it. Join a gym. Take a class. Do something that gets your mind off the loss of your loved one even if it’s just for an hour or two. This can help you immensely emotionally.
Seek help from a therapist. You will need to talk about your loved one and the circumstances that surrounded his or her death as much as possible as part of the healing process. A therapist is a great person to speak with when trying to cope.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, you are likely dealing with an immense amount of pain and angst. If you follow the coping strategies outlined in this post, you can find yourself healing quicker than most.