Losing a spouse is never easy, and you have a lot of things going through your head. We have a few apps that can help you through this difficult time.
Losing a spouse is hard. Whether it's after a long illness or they passed suddenly, nothing can prepare you for the feeling of loss that you have.
One thing that is suggested after you lose a spouse is to keep a journal about what you are feeling. Sometimes just putting down your thoughts and feelings can help you with dealing with your grief. Maybe you don't want to tell people everything that you are feeling. But writing them down is almost like telling someone else. You are getting the feelings off of your chest. You can even write memories down of things they said or did that made you laugh. There are no right or wrong things to put in your journal.
Along with keeping a journal, it's also a good idea to speak with someone who can help you through the grief process. With COVID-19 and a lot of people not being able to get out due to social distancing, using an app such as TalkSpace is a good, affordable alternative to in-person therapy.
Just like keeping a journal, sometimes talking to someone can help. Yes, you have your friends and family. But they are also dealing with their own feelings of loss. Sometimes you need someone who is an outsider who can look upon the situation from an objective point of view.
Finally, depending on how old your spouse was when they passed away, you may have young children or grandchildren who are dealing with their own sense of loss. You can suggest that they keep their own journal, but there is a game that can help them with what they are feeling as well. It's called Apart of Me.
It's never easy to lose someone you love. These apps won't make your grief go away, but they may help things be a bit better for you and your family.
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