How Does Compounded Grief Affect Our Coping Abilities?

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, October 18, 2021

Sadness is challenging for most individuals to deal with, and the fact is that grief tends to compound when not addressed on time. While some people can cope with loss healthily, others find it incredibly difficult.

They may have a hard time forgetting about the past and coming to grips with the loss they have suffered. At Arbutus Funeral Service, we have seen that allowing this type of sadness to fester will only exacerbate the situation and lead to despair and anxiety. If you or a loved one has experienced compounded grief, you should be more conscious of how it affects your ability to cope:

Grief Is A Natural Reaction

It is natural to grieve when you or someone you know has lost a loved one; in fact, grieving is a coping mechanism that helps us come to terms with the person's death and provides us the fortitude to move on with our lives. However, there are times when a person's grief is so intense that it begins to affect their physical and mental health, as well as their entire well-being.

If you are having trouble dealing with the loss of a loved one and have been mourning for an extended period, you must get support. It's not a show of weakness, and it's the only way to get the necessary help. Knowing that someone is there beside you, who understands what you're going through, can sometimes speed the healing process. At other times, seeking professional help is the only way to get out of this phase.

For information on our customized funeral services, feel free to call Arbutus Funeral Service and our funeral director will help you preplan a service if you need one.

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