Grief: What is happening?
Grief. It came out of nowhere. You feel the grips of grief as you wake up, as you sleep. You wonder will I ever be the same? Grief can cause so many emotions and physical symptoms. You are not alone. Grief can come after the loss of a loved one. Grief can come at a break up. Grief can come at a new life stage, even if the new change is positive.
You see there are no rules to grief. You are unique and the way in which you experience loss is unique.
No one can tell you how you are supposed to feel. All you know is you feel what you feel and there are moments you aren’t even sure you could name those feelings. You might even feel emotions of happiness or gratitude mixed with guilt.
Grief can be an intense sorrow as a normal human response to the loss of someone or something in your life You wonder will I be stuck feeling like this forever? Grief can leave you questioning many aspects in your life.
Coping with a loss can be difficult. You might be looking on google and not finding answers on what to do. You might be wary of the many helpers in your life offering words which leave you frustrated or exhausted. There are many experiences with grief that people might feel. Everyone is different and so here are some possible feelings one might be experiencing.
Living with Grief
Experiencing a major loss you will find it takes time to absorb the loss. It may seem like life is moving so fast past you and you are still figuring out how you will live your life with your loss. While there are no right or wrong ways to manage or live with your grief here are some suggestions.
- Find supportive people
- Find safe people to express your feelings
- Remember self care- Take care of your health
- Be patient with yourself.
- Consider postponing major life decisions
Sometimes seeking a counselor can be beneficial for those grieving a loss of a loved one or transitioning to a new life phase. Looking for a counselor can be daunting. Ask your friends if they know of someone. Look online and see if the counselor fits your needs. What kind of counseling are you looking for? Remember even in a loss you are the client and your needs are important in the counseling process.