Feelings of Guilt

Guilt is present when we feel that we “should have” or “could have” done something to prevent the death and when we have unfinished business with the person who has died. We often show our guilt by being angry at others when we are really angry at ourselves. You may find yourself saying things like: “If only I had not let him use the car that night”, or “If only I had told her that I am sorry for what I said during the argument.” These statements show the reasons behind your guilt. Since guilt can negatively affect how you feel about yourself it needs to be resolved.