The sudden death of your loved one in a violent New Jersey car accident has left you feeling broken, lost and doubtful that you will ever feel completely “normal” ever again. With the funeral complete and everyone’s lives presumably going on as usual, it is now time for you to face the relentless emotions of having suffered such a significant loss. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we are aware of the toll that grief can take on families who have lost a loved one.
One of the first things you need to do is to acknowledge that you are experiencing the emotions you are feeling. Allow yourself time to truly feel, but also seek ways of processing these emotions that are healthy, productive and empowering. According to the American Psychological Association, one of the options you may consider in helping you grieve is to find a way to celebrate your family member. Is there something that he or she enjoyed that you can participate in that will remind you of them?
Other things you may consider doing include having open, honest and regular discussions about your loved one’s death, focus your energy on caring for your own family and reaching out to professionals and other support systems for help in managing your emotions.
When you are familiar with some of the effective ways of coping with the emotions related to the loss of your loved one, you may be able to work through your emotions more effectively and efficiently than you otherwise would be able to. For more information about accidents and injuries, visit our web page.