Grieving is something that everyone experiences at some time in their life. That awful feeling of loss and emptiness; of being overwhelmed by a never-ending sadness; that dominates both the mind and the emotions, leaving many people with a sense of extreme confusion, helplessness and loneliness.
There are many types of grief that humans have to deal with. The most obvious ones being bereavement resulting from the death of a loved one. Or the break-up of an important relationship. Or a terminal illness a loved one (or oneself) is experiencing.
Even though grief is something we all have or will experience, it is something that is very misunderstood and/or extremely difficult with which to deal. Typical aspects being (a) how long will you be grieving? (b) is showing emotion beneficial or even appropriate? (c) what can I actually do to assist and work through the grieving process? (d) how can you change from being emotionally driven to a more cognitive approach?
Two very important things you need to know are:- (1) that except in situations such as in extreme grieving (which may be representing in depression), there are processes by which you can work through the grieving; and (2) that grieving is a completely natural human emotion!
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