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"Death is inevitable. Still, the initial report triggers disbelief and the immediate desire that it be different."
Sad quotes that identify with the pain of death
"The pain from the death of a loved one is felt most by those who linger over the memories. It is a pain that should be encouraged and not given up."
"The new realization that we are now missing a piece of our lives, brings painful tears."
The loss of a loved one could be sudden and unexpected or come after a hard and painful battle with illness. There could have been unsolved differences between you and the one who passed on. There may be questions as to whether the death could have been avoided.
It is common for those grieving to recoil and become isolated and distant for a time. Depression and sadness will become heavy companions. Healing and recovery happens slowly. Eventually, it is possible to start dealing with everyday issues and the gaps created by the loss of your loved one.
The loss of a family member can be tramatic. It is hard to be prepared for it and often difficult to accept. It impacts the closest relative, as well as, the casual friend. Here are some quotes about death showing this painful reality:
"Seeing someone else suffer with loss can be heartbreaking even for the distant observer."
"For physical sickness and pain there are many medicines. For death, it takes your breath away and there is no remedy that can be purchased to overcome it."
The finality of death
Losing a spouse, a friend, an elderly parent, a grandparent, or even a distant relative can be hard. The sting of losing a husband or wife can be exceedingly hard. Losing a child can be even more devastating. Coping with loss of a dear companion, brings a range of emotions. Confusion, shock, anger, despair, fear, and denial cloud the horizon. The following death quotes about losing a loved one reflect this inevitable state:
"Death is permanent. There is no chance for appeal. There are no reruns or re-do's. It is not something you can solve."
"Everyone strives for the most abundant life they can get, pushing hard for health and rich experiences. Death immediately changes these plans."
The stages of grief
The stages of grief will be different for each individual. The time it takes to recover at each stage will be different. Be patient with yourself and those around you. Come along side those who are suffering. Encourage and comfort, recognizing that the grief process needs to run it's course. The following steps show the natural progression that typically occurs.
Sad quotes about disbelief over sudden loss
This life is very uncertain and fragile. Death can happen instantly by an accident or natural disaster. It happens to people who are completely heathy and to those who are sick. It impacts young and old. Still, when it happens, there is shock and disbelief. You may have seen that person a day ago, or a week ago.
"The initial shock makes you want to hide from everyone, unable to move, hoping the news is not true. "
"The person you just saw hours ago is now unbelievably gone."
"Panic is not far from the person who has lost a partner."
Feelings of pain and guilt
After loss of a loved one, your life is changed forever. You no longer have that person to talk to. You no longer have that person to experience life with. They won't be around to share memories with. The pain is intense. The loss can be unbearable.
Sometimes there are feelings of guilt or remorse over things you did or did not do. Unresolved differences or unfulfilled promises were left hanging can also cause guilt. Even just indifference in the relationship or lack of warmth or love can cause regret. Now the relationship is gone with no chance of reconciliation.
Often there is an unhappy sense of being alone and lonely. For those who think a loved one was taken too early, there can be additional heartbreak and sorrow. Days are filled with hopelessness and gloom.
Deep feelings are a natural part the process as the following sad quotes about guilt and regret show:
"Regret is not being able to give the love you know was needed".
"A life, unfulfilled, is hard to take and may bring the most anguish of all."
"Sadness is neglecting to tell another how important they are to you -- when you had the chance."
"Anguish is not keeping a promise that now will be impossible to carry out."
Sad quotes about anger and resentment
Pain often looks for a cause. The Loss of a loved one leaves a void that is not easily filled. Loneliness is painful and the loss of a close family member takes alot out of your life. There will also be additional burdens and responsibilities that create pressure for those left behind. The feeling of frustration and anger arises screaming that "I don't deserve this calamity" or "Why did...have to die?".
It may feel like a struggle to go on. This is a time for the release of bottled up emotion. The following quotes may be of help during this time of transition:
"Anger over a death can not reverse or change it. It can make the pain worse."
"Resentment can bring the desire for isolation. Blaming others is self defeating."
"You may not deserve to lose your loved one, but it is better to replace bitterness with acceptance"
"Don't be angry with God. Instead, thank him for the experience of getting to know a wonderful person."
Sad quotes: Positive reflection
As you begin to adjust, the light at the end of the long dark tunnel starts to appear. You develop a clearer perspective on life and on the one who has left your life. You are stronger and less depressed. You learn to accept and deal with the reality of your situation. Acceptance, however, does not necessarily mean instant happiness.
Given the pain and turmoil you have experienced, you can never return to the same carefree, untroubled YOU that existed before this tragedy. But you will find a way forward. You can remember the one who has passed on in a good light. Here are some sad quotes to help with remembering the bright side:
"Keeping thoughts to yourself is dreary. Sharing with others who have the same memories is a healing balm."
"Talk to God often. Even ask Him Why? Tell Him how you feel. He is the great healer".
"Recall for others the virtues of the loved one passed on. It will set your heart at rest. "
"Accepting the loss will take time. Don't force it. Let it happen."
Sad quotes: Comfort for the grieving
When death occurs there is a circle of loved ones who are hurting and working through the grief. This is an important time for others to reach out with a gentle, sensitive hand.
"Comfort comes just as much from action as from words."
"For the mourning soul, don't ask how you can help. Just do it."
"Anger can lead to inappropriate decisions. Persistent friends will them honest and connected."
"Sometimes the best anecdote for depression is a listening, sympathetic ear."
"The grief that death brings is understandable and expected. However, be alert and ready to step forward to help."
Others have been through the hard experience of death.
can help you through the tough times. They can also help you though the fear of dying and impending death. Take comfort in words well chosen.
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