We spend much of our lives working towards having great relationships, a good job, a comfortable home, nice possessions, and all those things that make life rich and meaningful. But what happens when we suddenly lose one of them? Grief is as natural to every person as breathing. It is inevitable.
Loss comes in many forms. It might be the death of someone you love, a best friend moving away, losing your job, having your car written off, your marriage breaking down, losing your house, or even realising that something you were looking forward to just isn’t going to happen. Everyone feels their loss in a different way, and if you don’t react in the same way as someone else it does not mean that there is something wrong with you (or with them). Some losses are experienced as deep despair, others as a tragedy, and some strike us with feelings of panic. However, many people tend to follow a general pattern after a loss and work through a range of emotions. [Read more….]