All of us have ways we deal with the stress in our lives. Some ways are positive and others are not. The death of a loved one is considered one of the most stressful life events a person faces. Bereavement adds complexity to the stress of our daily lives. Coping with daily life during and after the immediate death of a loved one is something all of us have experienced or will experience in our lives. There are ways to help deal with the added stress bereavement adds to our already stressful lives. Many of the following ideas may be familiar as stress reducing ideas and a few may be new ideas for you.Read more: How does Stress Affect Grief?
You know the old saying - "The only two things in life that are for certain are death and taxes."
Taxes - We all prepare for the inevitable tax day of April 15. Annually we spend time, money, and personal resources on the preparation of taxes. No one likes it but we all do it.
Death - More and more of us are planning for this inevitability. In a fraction of the time just one year of tax preparation takes you could have you funeral or memorial services planned and paid for.