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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Handling Sadness and Yearning After a Major Loss
Sadness and yearning for a loved one, an object, or a way of life you have lost are the most common and expected feelings that occur after any loss.
Probably the best thing you can do to cope with your sadness and yearning is to talk about how you feel. Sharing your sadness with people who care about you helps lift the heaviness that sadness often brings. Other steps you can take to cope with your feelings of sadness and yearning include:
Although it may seem that your feelings of sadness and yearning will last forever, remind yourself that these feelings will lessen as time goes by.
If you find yourself being overly sensitive and easily offended by what other people say and do, you can:
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Current as of: April 7, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineSidney Zisook MD - Psychiatry
Current as of:
April 7, 2019
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Sidney Zisook MD - Psychiatry
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