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How to deal with constant reminders of a friend who has passed? - May 18th 2016, 07:27 AM

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Someone I'd made good friends with on TH passed away some years ago, which I think is part of why I left TH for so long.
Having came back, I see a lot of reminders of her, and it upsets me a decent deal.
Does anyone have advice on how to deal with constant reminders of a friend who passed away being right in your face?
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Re: How to deal with constant reminders of a friend who has passed? - May 20th 2016, 04:57 PM

I'm glad you're back, even if it is hard for you. I know it's probably bringing back some uncomfortable feelings, but having the opportunity to work through them and heal might help you a lot.

I think it might help if you come up with an affirmation about your friend, or one that helps calm you when you see a reminder of them. You might say something like, "Allowing myself to grieve is healing," "I'm honoring love more than I am loss." I found those here.

Consider doing a Google search, or looking on YouTube so you can find a few you like. Repeat them to yourself, and consider doing some deep breathing while repeating them and then you can repeat them when you see a reminder on here. I think that will help over time.

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