Ways to Cope With the Death of a Close Friend

Life/Recreation - General
By: jseven    
06-Feb-2011

Introduction:When friends die, it is hard thing for your mind to wrap itself around. I just lost a long time friend today and my mind does not want to embrace this news or believe it. How do you cope with the loss of a close friend? Everyone copes with death in their own way and the important thing is that you do cope with it and not ignore the emotions you may be feeling. Death is an enemy to the human mind, but yet, very much a part of life.

  • 01

    Feel

    Too many people do not want to feel their emotions when a friend dies. A sudden death of a friend is even more difficult to feel and it may take your mind a while to catch up with the emotions welling up in your heart. Feel what you feel and don't be afraid of the emotions that come out. Our emotions are not bad and can help us to vent our grief and sorrow.

  • 02

    Cry

    Crying over the death of a friend is a foreign emotion to some people and they might find themselves swallowing buckets of tears. Do not swallow those tears. They are meant to come and wash away toxins that build up in the bloodstream. Go on and get that box of tissue and let it out. Crying is healing.

  • 03

    Do Something You Enjoy

    Time seems to freeze and stand still when a friend dies. You want to do something but don't know what to do. Maybe you like to knit, do puzzles, bathe the dog, make a collage of pictures of you and your friend or even clean the house. Doing something close to normal helps to bring some order into the chaos in your mind and the shock of losing your friend.

  • 04

    Talk About Them

    It is therapeutic to reminisce and talk about your friend and the memories that you have stored up in your mind. Look at pictures and tell another friend or family member the story in that picture. Talking is good when you are feeling it.

  • 05

    Write

    When my good friend died a few years ago, I was not able to say goodbye and it bothered me a lot. I had things that I wanted to say to her, so I got on my computer and typed her a long letter. It was my way of sharing everything in my heart to her and I kept it for moments of looking back. It helped me quite a bit.




Final Thoughts

I have hope to see my good friend again one day in heaven, so I do not grieve without hope. So glad to know that there is that hope of seeing my good friend again, someday.


Supporting Links



Comments

Post A Comment

Submit Comment



Need a Top Five List Idea?

select one here...

  • The Top Five Most Influential Speeches
  • The Top Five States to Live In
  • The Top Five Foods for Diabetics
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep Track of Spending ...
  • The Top Five Books for the Kindle
  • The Top Five Bedroom Decorating Ideas
  • The Top Five Funniest Jokes
  • The Top Five Pasta Recipes
  • The Top Five Ways to Earn Money Online
  • The Top Five Professions
  • The Top Five Healthiest Snacks
  • The Top Five Movies of 2010
  • The Top Five Overseas Bed and Breakfast Sto ...
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Potty Train Yo ...
  • The Top Five Attractions in the USA
  • The Top Five Home Improvement Tips for Sell ...
  • The Top Five Candle Scents for Summer Time
  • The Top Five Hair Products
  • The Top Five Sporting Events
  • The Top Five Reasons For Leaving a Job
  • The Top Five iPhone Apps
  • The Top Five Budget Mistakes Most People Ma ...
  • The Top Five Websites for Music
  • The Top Five 4th of July Party Ideas
  • The Top Five Ways to Save Money
  • The Top Five Foods For an Upset Stomach 
  • The Top Five People you Would Want to Meet
  • The Top Five Prom Dresses
  • The Top Five Reasons to Invest in Running S ...
  • The Top Five Causes of Road Rage
  • The Top Five Most Hated Celebrities
  • The Top Five Unhealthy Foods for Dogs 
  • The Top Five Funniest Websites
  • The Top Five Tax Mistakes People Commonly M ...
  • The Top Five Stresses of Home Ownership
  • The Top Five Paint Colors for a Home
  • The Top Five Items you Can’t Live Without
  • The Top Five Financial Mistakes People Make ...
  • The Top Five Online Social Networks
  • The Top Five Dog Breeds for Kids
  • The Top Five Wedding Gowns
  • The Top Five Foods That Help you Lose Weigh ...
  • The Top Five Holidays
  • The Top Five Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer
  • The Top Five Days During the Year
  • The Top Five Vacation Spots
  • The Top Five Steps to Home Security
  • The Top Five Diet Pills
  • The Top Five Luxury Cars
  • The Top Five Signs that You are in Love
  • The Top Five Tips for Healthy Blood Pressur ...
  • The Top Five Xbox 360 Games
  • The Top Five Cities to Live in
  • The Top Five Gaming Consoles
  • The Top Five Websites for Artists
  • The Top Five Tips for Planting a Garden
  • The Top Five Facts About the Sun
  • The Top Five Places to Find Crazy Video Cli ...
  • The Top Five Book Series for Young Adults
  • The Top Five Online Gaming Sites
  • The Top Five Places to Find a Job
  • The Top Five Golfing Tips
  • The Top Five Healthy Meals For Under 5 Doll ...
  • The Top Five Tips on How to Make Money Onli ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Loan
  • The Top Five Vitamins for Hair Growth
  • The Top Five Quotes to Live by
  • The Top Five Planets in the Solar System
  • The Top Five Career Moves for Teachers
  • The Top Five Places to get a Free Credit Re ...
  • The Top Five Movies of All Time
  • The Top Five Designer Shoe Brands for Women ...
  • The Top Five Places to get French Fries
  • The Top Five Youtube Videos for 2010 
  • The Top Five Ideas for Anniversary Gifts
  • The Top Five Michael Jackson Songs
  • The Top Five Makeup Tips for Teens
  • The Top Five Ways to Update your Home Witho ...
  • The Top Five Songs About Love
  • The Top Five Carpet Cleaning Tips
  • The Top Five Items you Never want to Lose
  • The Top Five Card Games for Four Players
  • The Top Five Funniest Movies For Kids
  • The Top Five Walt Disney Movies
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Make a Website ...
  • The Top Five Websites for Photographers
  • The Top Five Video Games
  • The Top Five Ways to Earn Money as a Colleg ...
  • The Top Five Quotes From the Movie Elf
  • The Top Five Funniest Movies Ever
  • The Top Five Ways to Find Cheap Flights Onl ...
  • The Top Five Car Maintenance Checklist
  • The Top Five Spyware Removal Systems
  • The Top Five Places to Live
  • The Top Five Pasta Recipes for Kids
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Get a Date
  • The Top Five Business Marketing Tips
  • The Top Five Shampoos
  • The Top Five Simple Smart Phones
  • The Top Five Things I've Learned from Britt ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep your Lawn Green
  • The Top Five New York Hotels
  • The Top Five Bealtes Songs beatles songs Wr ...
  • The Top Five Clues for Crossword Puzzles
  • The Top Five Reason to Rent
  • The Top Five Universities for MBA
  • The Top Five Candy Bars With Peanut Butter
  • The Top Five Wedding Websites
  • The Top Five Helpful Hints to Get Pregnant  ...
  • The Top Five Computers for College Students ...
  • The Top Five Greatest NBA Players of All Ti ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Workout your Upper Bod ...
  • The Top Five Steps to Internet Security
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Phone Number
  • The Top Five Harry Potter Movies
  • The Top Five Xbox 360 Kinect Games for Exer ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Turn Down a Job Offer
  • The Top Five Ways to Relieve Stress
  • The Top Five Healthiest Fruits
  • The Top Five Websites for Kids
  • The Top Five Rules for a Strong Relationshi ...
  • The Top Five Places for Discount Furniture ...
  • The Top Five Books to Read This Year
  • The Top Five Google Apps
  • The Top Five HDTV brands
  • The Top Five Presidents of the United State ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Grant
  • The Top Five Tips for New Parents
  • The Top Five Things to do at Disneyland
  • The Top Five Traditional Thanksgiving Dishe ...
  • The Top Five Places to Mountain Bike
  • The Top Five PGA Golfers
  • The Top Five Talk Shows on TV
  • The Top Five Home Air Purifiers
  • The Top Five Skills Needed for a Career in ...
  • The Top Five Candle Scents for Winter 
  • The Top Five Funniest People
  • The Top Five Job Opportunities for People W ...
  • The Top Five Songs About Texas
  • The Top Five Most Trusted Cars
  • The Top Five Creative Ways to Ask a Girl to ...
  • The Top Five Photo Editing Websites
  • The Top Five Board Games for Groups
  • The Top Five Educational Websites for Kids
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Save Money
  • The Top Five Ways to Build Muscle
  • The Top Five Safest Cities in America
  • The Top Five Teeth Whitening Tips
  • The Top Five Sources for Vitamin D
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep Unwanted Pests Ou ...
  • The Top Five Cartoons for Toddlers
  • The Top Five Places to See in the World
  • The Top Five Reasons Smoking is Bad
  • The Top Five Ways to Cope With Stress
  • The Top Five Places to Retire
  • The Top Five Five Music Genres
  • The Top Five Wedding Themes
  • The Top Five Ways to Improve your Resume
  • The Top Five TV Shows of All Time
  • The Top Five Online Flower Delivery Compani ...
  • The Top Five NFL Football Stadiums With A D ...
  • The Top Five Movies With a Twist
  • The Top Five Must See Events in Las Vegas
  • The Top Five Nascar Drivers
  • The Top Five Ways to Stop Smoking
  • The Top Five Hair Removal Options
  • The Top Five Free Places for Veterans to Ea ...
  • The Top Five Commercials
  • The Top Five Websites for Discount Vacation ...
  • The Top Five Dessert Recipes
  • The Top Five Schools for Business Managemen ...
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Avoid Credit C ...
  • The Top Five Car Seat Safety Tips
  • The Top Five Foods to Avoid when Trying to ...
  • The Top Five Chicken Recipes
  • The Top Five Places to Get a Student Loan
  • The Top Five Most Influential Sports Figure ...
  • The Top Five Tips for Newlyweds
  • The Top Five Advice for New Moms
  • The Top Five Ways to Invest in Real Estate
  • The Top Five Baby Bags for Moms
  • The Top Five Tips for Staying Positive
  • The Top Five Things to do Before your 60 Ye ...
  • The Top Five Hair Products Women Must Have
  • The Top Five Things to See in Dallas Texas
  • The Top Five Designer Handbags
  • The Top Five Ways to Improve your Health
  • The Top Five Places for Kids Birthday Parti ...
  • The Top Five Jewelry Stores
  • The Top Five Things you Should Not do in an ...
  • The Top Five Restaurants
  • The Top Five Reasons to Vote During Electio ...
  • The Top Five Health Insurance Companies
  • The Top Five Wedding Favors
  • The Top Five Soft Drinks
  • The Top Five Inventions That Changed the Wo ...
  • The Top Five Reasons you Should Play Fantas ...
  • The Top Five Fast Food Restaurants
  • The Top Five Smart Phones of the Year
  • The Top Five Places to Find Cheap Books
  • The Top Five Outdoor Activities
  • The Top Five Clothing Lines for Modest Clot ...
  • The Top Five Places to Buy Electronics
  • The Top Five Knock Knock Jokes
  • The Top Five Five Smart Phones
  • The Top Five Country Singers of All Time
  • The Top Five Ways to Avoid Unemployment
  • The Top Five California Landmarks
  • The Top Five Healthy Recipes
  • The Top Five Healthiest Choices for Breakfa ...
  • The Top Five Motivational Speakers
  • The Top Five Ways to Stay in Shape
  • The Top Five Auto Insurance Companies
  • The Top Five Superheroes
  • The Top Five Tips for New Businesses
  • The Top Five Mistakes Parents Make With Kid ...
  • The Top Five Pets you Should Own
  • The Top Five Nuts that go in Salad
  • The Top Five Cell Phones Under 50 Dollars
  • The Top Five Creative Ways to Announce a Pr ...