Connect with Healthy Relationships
Having supportive relationships in your life is important. At the same time, be aware that having people in your life who encourage and reward complaining or an inflexible focus on the negative may inhibit your recovery.
Spend your time and energy with people who are understanding of your situation or willing to help when you need it. Avoid unsupportive, abusive, or overly negative people. Remove yourself from those social situations.
Finding a support group can be a positive resource and social outlet. It can help connect you to others in the same situation, who can share tips and experiences. It is also a reason to get out of the house and connect with others who truly understand your situation.
Professional counseling can help. A counselor can help address any feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, anger, guilt, or any other emotional concerns you may be experiencing.