Coping With the Death of a Sibling

By: George Darte
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Siblings have a unique relationship that is full of competitive spirit, rivalry, unresolved issues, and deep affection. Losing a sibling suddenly can cause a great deal of grief and confusing emotions. At Darte Funeral Home, we have seen siblings that are left behind struggle to accept this loss. Here’s a look at how you can cope with this death:

1. Take Time Away From The Family

Family can sometimes be the greatest burden while you’re struggling with grief. The focus is almost always on parents, spouses, or children, which means siblings are forced to offer comfort to others while ignoring their own pain. Take some time away from this responsibility and focus on your own grief. That will help with the healing process, allowing you to recover the emotional stability needed to support the family.

2. Speak with Friends

Siblings usually have a contentious relationship with a few unresolved issues. It is common for brothers or sisters to feel angry and resentful after losing their sibling. Going through these difficult emotions can be challenging without a neutral party. Your friends aren’t connected to your sibling and won’t be upset when you vent on them. Use your friends as a sounding board and work through those unresolved issues. That can help you heal from the grief and regain some equilibrium.

3. Find Comfort in Family

While spending time away from the family and speaking with friends can help, nothing can really replace the comfort provided by the family. Learn to rely on your parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other siblings. Ask them for some help and share your grief with them.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call 905-937-4444 or use our contact form.

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