Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

Loss of a Loved One? How to Help Find Closure

When a loved one passes, we can feel like our entire world is caving in on us. After a major death, the idea of finding “closure” can feel like a distant fantasy.

Loss of a Loved One How to Help Find ClosureNo matter who you have lost in your life, the fact of the matter is that closure is indeed possible for all of us. However, what you do in the weeks and months after your loss can determine how quickly you find the peace you need to move on. Here are some tips on how you can find closure after the loss of someone special in your life.

Give Yourself Permission to Grieve

So often, we find ourselves feeling guilty for merely feeling emotions. If you have lost someone close to you, you don’t need to pretend that you aren’t feeling the sorrow and loss that actually exists in your heart. There is absolutely no shame whatsoever in giving yourself permission to cry or be sad. Open up to those close to you about how you’re truly feeling during this challenging time.

Talk to a Professional

Similar to not feeling shame about embracing your grief, you should never feel shame in needing to speak to a psychiatrist or therapist. Even if you have never had mental health struggles in your entire life, it’s normal to need professional intervention after a major loss. A mental health professional can help you to understand what you’re going through and aid you in figuring out how you can work through it and find closure after your devastating loss.

Seek Legal Recourse In The Event of a Wrongful Death

In the event of a wrongful death, it’s normal to want justice for the events that lead to your loved one’s untimely death. It doesn’t make you a bad person, nor is it tantamount to wanting “revenge.” If you lost your loved one due to unjust or neglectful circumstances, seek the aid of an attorney, like these Atlanta wrongful death lawyers at The Simon Law Firm as soon as possible. Legal action will help you to feel as if you actually did something to ensure that those responsible for your loss were brought to justice.

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. If you follow this advice, however, you can begin to process your emotions and work towards finding the closure that you both need and deserve. Nothing can ever bring a loved one back, but if you honor your feelings and do what is necessary to find closure, you can one day feel alright again.


Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

Find Us on Social Media

IFCS offices will be closed today in observance of MLK day. We will reopen for business at 8 am tomorrow, January 21, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

A big ROAR goes out to Englewood Lions Club. We so appreciate their support in feeding the community. They brought in 8 shopping carts of food from their King Soopers drive. Thanks for your commitment and partnership year-round. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

IFCS On Twitter

A big ROAR goes out to Englewood Lions Club. We so appreciate their support in feeding the community. They brought in 8 shopping carts of food from their @KingSoopersNews drive. Thanks for your commitment and partnership year-round.

In 2019, our #onecanfeed campaign took off giving help and hope to families in need. This year, we are raising our goal to $100k in financial donations. Can you help us, help others? Find out more at

Load More...

Key Sponsors

Our Affliations




Sign Up for our eNewsletter

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy

IFCS follows the USDA non-discrimination policy. Learn more by clicking here to read the statement. (PDF)