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How to Cope with the Pain of Losing Someone

Posted on 16 April 2020

When you lose someone, the usual protocol is to surround yourself in good company and avoid being isolated for prolonged periods of time. But sadly we find ourselves in a situation where remaining physically isolated from others is necessary.

Isolation can make feelings of loneliness and grief more intense. It could mean having to stay by yourself in the same house you shared with the person who has passed away. It could mean that you are in your house full of family – but are each having to isolate from one other – which means the simple act of a hug will do the opposite of heal.

Worrying about external situations, such as the coronavirus outbreak, can mean that feelings of grief during a bereavement are not fully expressed.

You may be left without practical or emotional support at a time you need it most. The option of friends and family who might otherwise have been able to help with meals or shopping or company or distractions will most likely be unable to do so.

How to be there for yourself

Whilst you may feel alone, your grief isn’t something you need to be alone with.

Rest and take care of yourself

Patience (Sabr)


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No one is never really prepared for the paralysing pain of losing someone, yet Allah (SWT) reassures us that every hardship will eventually ease (94:5).

More Support

Macmillan specialise in end of life care and bereavement and grief. They have these services available:

Macmillan Support Line
0808 808 00 00
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm

Macmillan Community Forum
You can connect with others going through grief and loss here

If you’re looking for information on how to support someone who has lost a friend or family member, tap ,here.