Reaching out and talking about your loss allows you to feel and process those feelings in a healthy and loving way. Then you can begin to see that there can be a brighter future, one that’s not filled with emotional pain.
Recently I helped a client who had lost her son, she told me that she was horrified when her friends and family would say things to her like, "You can always have more children" or "At least you have other children." Intellectually yes it's true but, grief is an emotion and many people just don't know what to say to someone who is grieving.
After experiencing a loss, we often wish that it would all go away. Yet, even over time grief does not magically disappear, and reminders can bring back the pain of loss, even another's bereavement can re-trigger your grief.
Masked grief, relates to those situations where the griever has become so adept to suppressing their feelings of emotional pain, that they will tell you other stories and most of them will even avoid using the word grief.
When grief is new it can feel so overwhelmingly painful, lonely, and scary. You don’t want to suppress your grief or try to avoid it, and unfortunately there are no shortcuts.
As people age it’s not uncommon to experience multiple losses in life. While aging can bring about loss it can also bring strength and wisdom.
If your a griever the holidays may not feel the same for you, and it can all be a sad reminder or a past or recent loss. I offer some ideas to help you survive and come through the holiday experience in one piece.
We all know that breakups can often be messy. And the chances are you’ve been through at least one breakup in your life, and nobody finds them easy to go through.
There really is something called empty nest syndrome. According to Psychology Today, empty nest syndrome are feelings of sadness and grief that occurs among parents after their children have grown up and left the home.
I’ll bet most of you have friends or at least one good friend. That special someone who knows you really well. When a good friend dies, your world can turn upside down.