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Grief breaks our roots, tears our seams, burns our heart and cracks everything else in between – Courtney Callaway

First things first, grief is a natural and NORMAL response to loss. Secondly, grieving is a very personal and individualized experience. No two people grieve alike and that is okay. How you grieve depends on your personality, life experiences, and the type of loss you’re experiencing.

What counts as a loss?

  • losing a job
  • loss of a friendship
  • death of a loved one
  • death of a pet
  • miscarriage
  • moving
  • divorce or relationship breakup
  • loss of health
  • loss of safety and security

What are some of the symptoms of grief?

  • shock and disbelief
  • sadness
  • yearning
  • guilt
  • regret
  • numbness and detachment
  • anger
  • a sense of meaninglessness
  • a sense of relief
  • physical ailments: fatigue, weight loss/gain, aches and pain, nausea, sleep disturbances, restlessness
  • behaviors: absentminded behavior, social withdrawal, avoiding reminders of the loss, blaming self or others

 

Grief seems endless when it’s yours. But like most things in life, it has a beginning, a middle and an end. With grief, however, this cycle often repeats in such a way that coming out of it seems impossible. Let us help!

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