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Getting Better at Dealing With Loss: A Widow’s Guide

A woman who has experienced the loss of her husband will often turn to a variety of home remedies for the first few weeks after the loss. Then, it becomes more of a ritual as time goes on. This is normal and seems to work for many people.

“There’s a lot of grief that comes with death,” says Melinda Puleo, assistant professor of English at the University of California-Davis. Her research examines the role of grief in family life and marriage, among other things.

“I have written extensively about the grief process and its importance to family and marriage,” Puleo continues. She has also written on infertility and death. As an assistant professor, she is able to do research and interview individuals to get their views on the topic.

Here are some home remedies for grieving that may be helpful to you. Grief is a natural part of life. The importance of this grieving process varies from person to person.

Grief can be a cathartic release for people, according to the Western Medical Association. It is also not uncommon for spouses to find themselves picking up the pieces and trying to make a new life together. If your spouse or significant other is no longer with you, then perhaps it is time to try to make a life after death. This may be hard to do, but the effort is worth it.

Talk to your fertility doctor. He or she may have some home remedies for grieving which may be useful to you. For example, some people have trouble sleeping. They wake up every hour and are still processing the loss of their spouse.

It may be a good idea to set up some kind of support group. One such group is the Compassionate Family Circle. These groups can provide emotional support to those who need it.

For those who have traveled a long distance to meet with their doctor, make sure that you have arranged for enough room. Having all of your important papers, medicines, and records in one place may help with the healing process. Discuss this with your doctor. If you are unable to drive, arrange for someone to accompany you.

Turn off the television and put on music that brings you into a positive environment. Meditation is one way to do this. Another way is to listen to some music or use your favorite CD. Some people also say that listening to soothing music while lying down helps them relax.

One or two yoga poses may be helpful, as well, as these may help with certain types of stress. You may want to speak with your doctor to see if there are any special forms of yoga that may help you. Or, find out about a local class.

If you do not wish to meditate, you may want to do light therapy. Sit in a chair in front of a fan or fireplace. Inhale steam from the fire and blow air through the fan several times. Doing this may help you de-stress.