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The 4 to-dos of accepting a loss

2. Work through the pain of grief.

The second task of grieving is to work through the grief. Every one feels pain after a loss though the intensity differs from individual to individual, depending on a number of factors.

Grief exhibits both physical and emotional pain. It is necessary to acknowledge and work through this pain for it could cause some aberrant behavior and gradual damage to the human's body organs.

It would therefore do good for the grieving to accept the loss in order to get the grief work done. Avoiding reminders of the lost and using drugs or alcohol are some of the ways that the bereaved use to keep themselves from accomplishing this stage of grief. Sooner than later, most people who avoid conscious grieving, breakdown with a depression or physical illness.

One of the aims of coaching is to help the coachee with, and through this task.

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