How to deal with Grief and Loss

grief[1]How to cope with Grief and Loss?

Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is one of the most painful experience someone will need to deal with in their lifetime . You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never let up. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy and many ways to learn how to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.

What is the definition of grief?

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including:

  • Relationships, Divorce or Breakup
  • Loss of health
  • Loss of financial stability
  • Loss of Health
  • Losing a Job
  • A miscarriage
  • Retirement
  • Death of a Pet
  • Loss of a friendship
  • Selling a family home
  • Loss of a cherished dream
  • A loved one’s serious illness
  • Loss of safety after a trauma
  • Emotional or physical Abuse

The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief. However, even subtle losses can lead to grief. For example, you might experience grief after moving away from home, graduating from college, changing jobs, selling your family home, or retiring from a career you loved.

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