Grief and Loss
Grief is a normal feeling that we experience as a response to loss. It is an incredibly powerful emotion, which is often accompanied by feelings of shock, anger, sadness, guilt and remorse.
Whilst grief is most commonly associated with the loss of a loved one, we can experience grief after any form of loss such as miscarriage, loss of a home, loss of work, major changes, or relationship breakdown.
Grief has the capacity to create intense physical and emotional pain. Initially, it can be overwhelming and uncontrollable.
How you respond to a loss will be partially dependent on the depth of your relationship with the person or thing for which you are grieving.
Coping with Grief
Grief is a very individual experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and the length and intensity of your grief will be unique to you.
It is vital for you to acknowledge your grief in order to start the process of working through it. You should be assertive with others about what you need to assist you through the process.