At some point in life, everyone loses someone they
feel especially close to and then enters into the process of
grieving. The loved one can be a parent, child, spouse, close
friend, or even a much loved pet.
The grieving process is real, and it can be very
painful. We may try to fool ourselves to avoid the pain associated
with grieving. However, it is much healthier to accept the feelings
of pain/loss and to work through the process in a
very deliberate way.
The following are steps that may help you:
Acknowledge that your loss is real.
Allow yourself to feel the pain.
Adjust to living without your loved one.
Find a safe place in your heart for your loved
one, and allow yourself to move on.
Give yourself time to adjust to the new normal in
If you still feel you are having a very difficult
time adjusting to your loss, please seek the help of your clergy,
trusted friend, or a professional. Additionally, you may
contact us for help or any other questions you may have.