Grief and Loss

1815628898It just doesn’t feel fair.

Your entire world stopped when you heard the news, yet somehow, the earth keeps spinning.

People are going about their days, living, laughing, and prospering. Meanwhile, your life will never be the same.

It’s like a piece of you is missing, and there’s no way to get it back.

Coping is such a challenge.

Most of the time, you feel like the overwhelming sadness, anger, and guilt are slowly crushing you.

Then, intermittently, you find yourself completely numb, reeling, and in shock.

It’s hard to say which is worse.

Grief can be so confusing.

It can manifest in many ways, none of which are easy to understand.

When you’re sad, you work toward happiness. When you’re worried, you work towards calm, but what do you work toward when grieving?

There is no opposite of grief. You just have to learn to exist in it, and it takes incredible courage to allow yourself to do this.

428226637Therapy can help.

Seeking therapy for grief and loss allows you to lean into the pain, sadness, and anger you feel in a safe and supportive place, knowing you won’t have to do it alone.

Working together to honor the emotions you are feeling and the memories of the loss creates an environment where you can begin to grow with the pain of this part of your story.

This chapter is heavy, but you don’t have to write it on your own.