Ambiguous Grief And How To Deal With It

By: David Tindall
Friday, January 28, 2022

Human beings are capable of experiencing sadness in various ways and for different causes. The most easily understood type of grief is induced by losing a loved one. Death is final; those grieving ultimately find a way to continue living their lives. Occasionally, though, the conclusion and solution are not as evident and definitive. Tindall Funeral Home recognizes the critical nature of coping with ambiguous sorrow. Here are some helpful hints:

How Is Ambiguous Grief Defined?

When there is no closure or resolution, ambiguous mourning occurs. There are no mortal remains to bury or any ashes to preserve. People suffer this anguish when a loved one is alive or even when their condition is unclear. This occurs for a variety of causes, including the following:

  • Although the individual is physically present, their body and spirit are not due to mental deterioration.
  • The individual is unconscious and exhibits no signs of awakening.
  • He or she has gone missing, and their family members have no idea where they are.
  • The person has willingly left and has chosen not to retain touch.
  • This type of grief remains unresolved, and individuals cant grieve appropriately. They are stuck in denial and unable to go on with their lives.

How Should You Handle Ambiguous Grief?

The first stage is to identify and acknowledge your emotions. You must acknowledge it considering its impact on you. The next step is to seek counseling or to join a help group to support you in moving forward. Additionally, you must enjoy and value what you do have.

The surviving loved ones will provide you with the strength necessary to heal. Get the support you need from those around you so you and they can heal faster and learn to move on with fond memories of your loved one. For more information on cremation, pre-planning services, or advice, contact Tindall Funeral Home at (315) 468-5521.

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