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postheadericon How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One to a Violent Death

How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One to a Violent Death

Losing a loved one is never easy and ultimately, choosing between a quick death where there is no suffering or a lingering death where you have a chance to say goodbye, is nearly impossible. Read this article to learn how to deal with it.The term ‘violent death’ in this article refers to a car wreck, plane, wreck, a crime; a sudden traumatic death. 1 Know that, no matter what, it is extremely hard to come to grips with it. Either way, you will grieve. 2 If you don’t have some…

postheadericon How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One

How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One

Three Methods:Addressing Your EmotionsCaring for YourselfSeeking SupportCommunity Q&A At some point in life, everyone loses someone they love. This is one of the most difficult life events imaginable. You need to be able to cope in a way that’s healthy, even if it’s painful. In the direct aftermath, allow yourself to work through your emotions. As time goes by, strive to care for yourself. If necessary, seek support from a mental health professional. Method 1 Addressing Your Emotions 1 Allow yourself to experience your feelings. Losing someone you love is…

postheadericon How to Cope With the Death of a Cousin

How to Cope With the Death of a Cousin

Two Parts:Grieving the LossMoving ForwardCommunity Q&A The death of any family member can be devastating. Yet, some people grow up alongside their cousins from adolescence into adulthood. If you are particularly close to your cousin, you may feel as if you have lost a sibling or a best friend. No mourning period is easy but you can learn how to cope with losing a cousin by being gentle with yourself and being patient. Part 1 Grieving the Loss 1 Embrace your feelings. Grieve. Many people wrongly assume that ignoring their…

postheadericon How to Announce Your Engagement to Family and Friends

How to Announce Your Engagement to Family and Friends

After the anxiety and joy of getting engaged has passed, the time to spread the word takes its place. You could make the process as easy as sending out an e-mail to everyone you and your future spouse knows, but this may cause some friction with certain members of your family. For this reason, it is important to announce your engagement to family and friends in a more diplomatic and even traditional manner. 1 Notify the bride’s parents in person about your engagement first. In fact, if you want to…

postheadericon How to Announce Twins

How to Announce Twins

Two Methods:Announcing a Twin PregnancyAnnouncing a Twin BirthCommunity Q&A When and how you share pregnancy news with family and friends is a personal decision for expectant parents to make. If you’ve already announced your pregnancy, you know there are a lot of people to tell! If you find out you are expecting twins, you will have yet another announcement to make, and there are lots of creative ways for spreading the news. You can decide to share the news the minute you find out there are two babies, wait until…

postheadericon How to Cope With Heartburn During Pregnancy

How to Cope With Heartburn During Pregnancy

Three Parts:Making Nutritional ChangesMaking Lifestyle ChangesTaking Heartburn MedicationCommunity Q&A Many women suffer heartburn during pregnancy, particularly in their final few months. Old wives’ tales say it means the baby has lots of hair! In reality, it mainly occurs for two reasons: hormones released during pregnancy relax the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach, which allows digestive acid to creep up. Additionally, during the second half of pregnancy, the growing baby pushes up on the stomach, which can force acid up into the esophagus. Learning how to cope and…

postheadericon How to Cope with Parental Alienation of Children

How to Cope with Parental Alienation of Children

A parent in a family that has divorced, sometimes finds that their ex partner becomes beyond reasonable in creating difficulties and alienating children from contact. This can be researched as “Parental Alienation Syndrome.” However, its hard to define and hard to defend against. 1 Give yourself a chance to label the problem simply as a tactic by the other partner, usually to gain some control or influence over the situation. State the problem as simply as possible, and write down this sentence as a “label” for that behavior. Now realize…

postheadericon How to Cope with Mood Swings During Pregnancy

How to Cope with Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Mood swings are common for most women during pregnancy. Learning how to cope with yours to get through your pregnancy, is essential. To learn the steps that can help you cope during this tough time, this article can explain these steps to you. 1 Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables including bananas. The Potassium in bananas is a great energy-builder, which should help to alleviate many of your negative feelings thus preventing mood swings before they even begin! 2 Find some friends and family that you can trust and rely…

postheadericon How to Cope With in Laws During the Holidays

How to Cope With in Laws During the Holidays

Three Parts:Having the Right AttitudeStaying BusyKeeping It CordialCommunity Q&A So maybe you’re not exactly looking forward to hearing your mother-in-law criticize you for not having children yet for the millionth time – or to having to sit down and wade through your father-in-law’s entire stamp collection. But adjusting your expectations and staying polite – and busy – during the holidays with your in-laws can help you keep an even head, and maybe even have some fun along the way. So how do you survive the holidays with your in-laws –…

postheadericon How to Cope With Infertility

How to Cope With Infertility

Disappointment, frustration, anticipation, waiting, waiting, excitement, disappointment… It’s a cycle that keeps repeating itself when you’re going through infertility. You start fertility treatments and you have a love-hate relationship with the roller coaster ride you’re on. It may be the only way to reach your goal, but boy, don’t you wish you could get off it sometimes… 1 Decide who you’re going to share the information with — only your partner? Your parents? Both sets? Close friends? 2 Get information. What are the exact procedures you’re going to go through?…