Where does the guilt

After the death of loved ones, many are not only quite understandable depression and sadness. Often people are just overcome by sadness and depression, and a feeling of powerlessness from the inability to change the course of events and return of the deceased. Many people tend to miss and even speak with the dead, continuing the unfinished conversation.

In some cases, people may suffer from feeling of guilt towards the deceased. To overcome this, you must first try to understand what can be caused by such experiences, and how realistic is it to change the situation.

How to cope with these emotions

If the person is directly responsible for the death of the deceased, for example, in a traffic accident, the situation can be even more difficult. However, from this position you can find the exit. For example, if the driver who committed the hit-and-run, after a substantial time after the tragic incident continues to not only repent, but also suffers from the awareness of guilt, you need to put that energy into "peaceful", for example, to help the relatives of the deceased both morally and financially. If relatives of the deceased have categorically refused to make contact, you can try to act through intermediaries, turning to his friends and acquaintances. In extreme cases, something can be done in anonymity, to try to shift the burden from his soul.

Believers can appeal to the Church – confession, prayer and fasting are not only able to regain composure, but to find a way out of the situation. Sometimes you need only to communicate with the priest, no matter to which denomination a person belongs.

If to cope with the guilt does not work, but the sorrow and depression over time, only increased, despite the measures taken, should think about the help of qualified psychologists. Perhaps there is a person to speak out, voicing their fears and the essence of feelings, will be able to look at the situation from a different angle. It is likely that as a result of confidential conversation can occur and new ways of solving problems, in particular, any action which can compensate for the feeling of heaviness on the soul and feelings of guilt towards the deceased.

Actions that can reduce the sense of guilt towards the deceased

However, sometimes people themselves can't explain what could have caused a sense of guilt towards the deceased. First, you need to accept what happened as a fact – nothing can be changed, the man did not return, how would this be desirable. And secondly, you can and should change their attitude to the incident. According to an ancient Russian legend, not too much to cry, remembering the deceased – otherwise, he is to put it mildly, uncomfortable in the hereafter.

Remembering of someone gone, it is better to think, whatever might be his wishes, and as his forces try to make this happen. For example, with guilt thinking about deceased parents, is to try to understand what would make them happy – marriage daughter, the arrival of his son, in school, or the birth of grandchildren? And maybe in recent years they often talked about such simple things as the repair or improvement of a beautiful flower garden under the Windows of the house? It's not so hard to try to do something they may really want in life. And the person experiencing guilt may alleviate their condition, focusing on the achievement of a particular purpose of this kind.