We all experience loss at some point in our lives and whatever type of loss you’ve suffered, there’s no right or wrong way to grieve and everyone goes through different stages in how they deal with their grief from the loss of a loved one.
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences anyone can face in life and coping with grief can seem like a difficult task at times, and overcoming grief can seem impossible. As you face grief, one of the most important factors in order to overcome is the expectation of healing. Grief is a natural response to the loss of a loved one.
Grief is an emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and a profound sadness. Not only do you experience an emotional pain but, this pain can disrupt your physical and mental health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. All of these are normal reactions to loss and it’s been known that the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.
“Instead of focusing on how to overcome grief, try to consider how to incorporate all the emotions of the whole grieving experience into your life as it will form part of your story”
Healing will happen, but it happens gradually. It can't be forced or hurried and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months and for others, the grieving process can take years.
It is important when you’re grieving that despite the loss and experiences – to believe in the hope for healing and understand that healing comes in stages. By understanding the stages and types of grief, help you can find healthier easier ways to cope.
If you or anyone you know needs help with dealing with the loss of a loved one and would like help contact https://www.betterhelp.com or https://www.mind.org.uk
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