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Sadness and yearning for a loved one, an object, or a way of life you
have lost are the most common and expected feelings that occur after any loss.
Probably the best thing you can do to cope with your sadness and
yearning is to talk about how you feel. Sharing your sadness with people who
care about you helps lift the heaviness that sadness often brings. Other steps
you can take to cope with your feelings of sadness and yearning include:
Although it may seem that your feelings of sadness and yearning will
last forever, remind yourself that these feelings will lessen as time goes
If you find yourself being overly sensitive and
easily offended by what other people say and do, you can:
Current as of:
November 4, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
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