Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. While we never compare losses, any list would include death and divorce as obvious painful losses. Our list also includes many others; retirement, moving, pet loss, financial and health issues, among them.
- Grief can affect our actions, emotions, thoughts, body, and faith.
- These changes can be overwhelming and you may have a lot of questions about the future.
- Much of what we have learned about grief from society is not helpful.
- Grief doesn’t end when our work bereavement days end.
If you are wondering how long your grief will last, if what you are experiencing is abnormal, or just how you will learn to live with the loss in your life, there is help.
People cope with loss in different ways. One of the most important ways, is having support from others. Counselors who have training and experience in grief can provide support and help you to learn to live well despite your loss.
If you have experienced grief and are having difficulty moving beyond the pain, consider allowing one of our counselors to come alongside you to help. You don’t have to suffer alone. Call our office to schedule an appointment.