Coping With the Death of a Sibling

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, January 25, 2021

Most siblings share a unique bond and are close to each other. So, if you lose a sister or brother, which can have a significant impact on your life. Even when you have differences with a sibling, you will feel sorrow at their passing.

Some Ways To Cope

We at Willowbrook Cemetery, have seen that many people struggle to cope with the loss of their siblings and here are some things you can do to ease the process:

  • Adjusting to the loss of a sibling isn’t easy and every person will have a different way of coping with the situation. If you feel you need a change from your regular life, try to take some time out, go on long drives, go camping, or even stay with a friend you can share your feelings with. Sometimes, being in a familiar environment can be even more depressing.
     
  • As mentioned, if you have a close friend you can talk to, discuss your feelings with them. They will be there for you, will lend their shoulder, and listen to what you have to say. This can help you heal in a healthier way.
     
  • If you feel that being with your parents or other sibling/s is more comforting, spend more time in their company. Share good memories with them and get their help in organizing the funeral service.
     
  • If you have had unresolved issues with the sibling you have lost that can also hamper the healing process. So try to get rid of any resentment, anger, guilt, etc., as that will make you ultimately feel better.

It is crucial to recognize the sorrow you are feeling, address it and do something that will make you move out of that zone. If you want to know more or need to book a service, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on (203) 222-8646 or contact us through our online form.

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