How To Cope With Death BeingGirl Experts, How do you cope with death? Marge --- Dear Marge, Coping with death is a time you will experience many kinds of emotions, and it takes time. You will go through a grieving process with stages. Working through each stage is helpful. Denial is the first stage of grief. This is when you find it difficult to accept what has happened. Depression is the second stage and is when you will feel sad. Anger is the next stage. You may find yourself angry at the person you lost for not being there.The final stage of grief is when you realize and accept memories are what you have remaining. A person has to allow enough time to experience all of these thoughts and feelings to themselves, and to acknowledge and accept all the feelings. Express feelings openly and know that crying offers a release. Acknowledge and accept all feelings, both positive and negative. We must learn to accept that death is a normal part of the life cycle. Hope you find this helpful, Your BeingGirl Experts Wondering how to cope with death? Get answers from the experts at BeingGirl.com.