While death is inevitable, it often sneaks up on us without warning. When you are faced with dealing with the aftermath of the death of someone close to you, it can difficult to handle the grief and still juggle the other responsibilities needed.

Grief Support #1: Counsellor

Sometimes the sudden death of a family member can throw you into a shock that ‘s hard to escape on your own. If you find that you are struggling with coping with the death, it is advisable to find someone to speak to about how you feel.

Friends and family can be great listeners. However, it may be uncomfortable to approach them with how you are feeling or you may not want to burden them with how you feel. A professional counsellor can help you work through your feelings and begin the healing process.

Counsellors don’t necessarily be psychologists or psychiatrists; you can also seek help from your religious community or leader who will be able to help you through your hard time. These persons can be reached in numerous ways; however, many counselling firms have websites that offer more information, such as Alliance Counselling.

Grief Support #2: Legal Advice

After a death has occurred, many matters must be handled that involve legal knowledge that you may not be aware of. To ease the stress associated with managing these issues, a lawyer can be hired.

Estate taxes, inheritances, and insurance are essential elements of the legal side of matters that are often too complicated for the average person the handle. To ensure that you do not make any mistakes while handling these issues, consult with a legal professional and handing over issues that you cannot resolve on your own.

In cases where inheritance is allotted in a will or through the mandate of the state, there can occasionally be civil disputes among family members and relatives who do not agree with the particular method of division or the recipient. The counsel of a lawyer would be ideal to prevent these situations from arising.

Grief Support #3: Financial Advisors

The need for financial advice after death is equally as important as the need for legal advice. If the person that has died was contributing to your household, you might be left in financial turmoil at the loss of income.

Deaths require funeral and burial services, which are incredibly expensive and can quickly drain a savings account or be costly enough to need a loan to cover. Financial advisors help to keep you within your budget and help to set up realistic saving goals for you in the future. Managing the money that you have currently, and learning to manage any money that comes in from inheritance or insurance policies is essential in ensuring that you do not go bankrupt within the first year of your loved one’s death.

Spending money on an advisor may seem counterproductive. However, the information that they supply you with and the services they perform are more than worth the fee they will charge for their knowledge.

Grief Support #4: Friends and Family

When you are grieving the loss of someone you love, there is no comfort like the comfort of your friends and family. Death causes pain. However, it also draws in people to stand together to face it as a unit.

If someone you love has passed away, leaning on your family and friends can help you transition into living your life without this person by helping you remember them in a healthy way. Taking up hobbies and returning to your life as normally as you can help create a semblance of structure in your life that you can continue following until you have begun the healing process.

Take a vacation or spend some time at home focusing on channelling your grief and finding a way to fight through it. Remember that your family and friends are here to help you as you deal with the aftermath.

To learn on how to cope with death, read more on death issues.

Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in Death
Previous article9 Hollywood Characters That Are Bad Financial Role Models
Next articleHow Marriage Affects Your Credit Scores
Founder @ The New Savvy
Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


  1. … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 53782 more Infos: thenewsavvy.com/life-changes/death/what-to-do-when-someone-you-love-dies/ […]

  2. What i do not rеalize is in reality how үou are not reaⅼly a lot more wеll-favоred
    than you may be now. You аre very intelⅼigent. You know thus considerably
    when it comeѕ to this topic, made me for my part consideг it from numerous
    varied angles. Its ⅼike women and men aren’t involѵed except it’s one thing
    to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs nice. Always take care
    of it up!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here