Understanding your grief can be very
difficult. First of all, grief is an emotional response to a
significant loss. You might feel sad, confused, angry, or relieved
when your loved one's suffering is over. Grief is a normal emotion
but it is also misunderstood and many times we neglect our grief.
It is vitally important to know that each person grieves
There are not a certain set a "rules"
that everyone follows, but most people have certain stages they go
through. Some of the feelings you may have after the loss of a
loved one are: loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, lack of
energy, uncontrollable crying, and other symptoms that aren't
listed here. Some folks may seem to get a handle on their grief in
a couple of months while someone else may take several months or a
year. Grief does last longer than you might realize so let yourself
feel the emotions and work through your feelings.
Once you have confronted your grief and
worked through your emotions, you can begin to discover new goals
and enjoy everyday happenings again. Be patient with yourself, be
kind to yourself, and let yourself feel the enormous range of
emotions that you will go through. In whatever time it takes, you
will heal. You will get to the point where you will feel you can
pick up the pieces of your life, keep your loved one close to your
heart, but move on in your life in a way you didn't realize you