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Yes, you can get over grief: These 5 films are at your service

Featuring Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Toni Gonzaga, and more!

Kirsten Olaño
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Kirsten Olaño

8/30/2018 in News
Yes, you can get over grief: These 5 films are at your service

Cope with grief. 

Even though it is like having a bullet situated in your heart since time immemorial, like  being chased by someone so dangerous, and the feeling of running alone is leaving you breathless, weak, like a warrior without weapons, wounded and tired. 

Yet one day, as you see yourself in the mirror, that one big question suddenly filled your head. 

"Where should I start to end all of these aches?" 

Here are the five stages of grief courtesy of Angelica Panganiban, Bea Alonzo, Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, and more to help you find answers and make you finally take off that mask you always wear in front of everyone.

Denial: "And I Love You So" 

Every waking hour is meaningless. Life makes no sense.

How to get over this stage: Like Lara, played by Bea Alonzo, live your present situation. Think that being in pain is inevitable, for no one can get all the love without getting hurt sometimes.    

Anger: "A Second Chance"

You feel abandoned and you are on your worst. Remember that anger is one of the deadly sins that human can commit. 

How to get over this stage: Scream and let him know that you are miserable. Like Basha, played by Bea as well, cry a river until it tires you. Pour what's inside your heart even if it means showing the weakest part of you. 

Bargaining: "One More Try"

You have a lot of what ifs inside your head. Your guilt consumed your whole being and the only solution running inside your head, is to go back in time. 

How to get over this: Know that everyone can commit mistakes. Like Jacque, played by Angelica Panganiban, her shortcomings are not the sole reason why her husband (Dingdong Dantes) betrayed their relationship. DONT.BE.SO.HARD.ON.YOURSELF  

Depression: "Last Night" 

The appropriate response to a great loss. We withdraw from life. We forgot that it's okay not to be okay. 

How to get over this stage: Find someone who can relate to your grief. Like Carmina and Mark, played by Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual respectively, share, give words of encouragement without being too demanding. Realize that you can be a healer to someone and vice versa. 

Acceptance: "I Love You Goodbye"

How move on: Like Lizelle, played by Angelica as well, take time to listen to your needs; move, change, grow, and evolve. Make new connections, more meaningful relationships, instead of denying all the good possibilities.  

Make yourself more equipped in life by acknowledging your deepest pain. Remember, "It's okay not to be okay." It's the first step to becoming and feeling better eventually.

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