Most of us will be faced with a significant loss in our lifetime. Feelings associated with grief can be some of the strongest, most debilitating and confusing feelings we can face. There is no one-size-fits-all approach or roadmap for dealing with grief. However, there is a golden rules that does apply; “It is better to work through grief than try to avoid it.”
There are many people that think they can work through feelings associated with grief by themselves. And while there are people than can, many experience difficulty and can benefit greatly from support. Seeking help during a time of grief is considered an act of self-kindness, not a sign of weakness. As fast as grief can enter your life, it can also linger in some form for a lifetime. Understanding how you grieve and how grief will change as time goes on are common themes touched on in therapy.
Did you know that seeking support during a time of grief is not a sign of failure or weakness? Or that most people expect to be “back to normal” around three months post-loss causing internal conflict? Grief can be related to job loss, life-threatening illness and major life transitions.
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