Coping With the Death of a Sibling

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Siblings share a special bond, so the loss of a brother or sister can have a major impact on a person's life. Many people feel like they've lost an essential part of themselves after their sibling has passed away. At Wagg Funeral Home, we encourage grieving individuals to take better care of themselves. Here are some tips that can help:

1. Take Some Time Away

It can take some time to adjust to this change, so step away from regular life if needed. Go on a long drive, visit different places, stay with a friend, or go camping. All of these activities can help people focus on inward and process their grief. Familiar environments like home or parents' house can be stifling during this time, which only hinders the recovery process.

2. Talk to Friends

Friends are an excellent support system because they're an unbiased party. They aren't grieving, and you don't have to feel guilty about unburdening your heart in their company. People can talk about unresolved issues, pain, fond memories, etc., with their friends.

3. Find Comfort in Family

While friends offer exceptional comfort, they aren't going through the same pain or loss. It can be difficult for them to understand certain aspects of your grief, which is where family comes in. Seek comfort from parents or other siblings whenever possible. Share positive memories with them, help out with funeral arrangements, offer support, and just be involved with family members.

4. Understand the Loss

Don't feel guilty about unresolved issues like resentment, fights, extreme competitiveness, or other such matters. That will only add to your sense of loss and delay the healing process.

If you want to know about our funeral or memorial services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today, and we'll be happy to help.

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