If you are afraid to get better because you think you might forget your loved one, know that you will never forget. You will always cherish the memory of your loved one. In time you will remember the happy memories more often than the painful ones that fill your mind now. Eventually, you will be able to do things you were able to do before their death, including: • Solving problems and completing tasks in your daily routine • Sleeping well and having more energy • Feeling good enough about yourself to be hopeful about the rest of your life; • Being able to enjoy the pleasurable and beautiful things in life again. It won’t happen right away and for some it may take more time than for others. In time, and with the support of others, you will be able to achieve these things. You could not prevent the tragedy in which your loved one died. You can, however, control how you choose to cope with their death, and how you choose to live the rest of your life. For some, enduring trauma ignites a spark of activity to right some of the wrongs involved in a sudden death. Reinvest in life by reaching out to others.
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