How long does it take to get over the death of a parent?
Studies have shown that for most people, the worst symptoms of grief — depression, sleeplessness, loss of appetite — peak at six months. As the first year continues, you may find these feelings ebb. But its normal to still feel some grief years after a death, especially on special occasions.
How do you accept family death?
These are the ways Ive learned to better cope with death.Take your time to mourn. Remember how the person impacted your life. Have a funeral that speaks to their personality. Continue their legacy. Continue to speak to them and about them. Know when to get help.
Can grief age you?
In a follow-up on previous research, University of Birmingham immunologists claim that you really can be sick with grief. This emotionally-driven sickness gets worse the older you are, the researchers reported in a recent Immunity & Aging study, and is probably caused by an increase in stress hormones.