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Grief

Grief

 

Grief is a complex emotional response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died or separated with whom a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions.

This emotion can get through the most denial state among all and one may even get suicidal thoughts if not dealt or resolved on time. There are broadly different stages of grief and it addressed at the right time by a professional help, it can really save a lot in one’s life.

1 . SHOCK & DENIAL-

You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for weeks.

2. PAIN & GUILT-

As the shock wears off, it is replaced with the suffering of unbelievable pain. Although excruciating and almost unbearable, it is important that you experience the pain fully, and not hide it, avoid it or escape from it with alcohol or drugs.

You may have guilty feelings or remorse over things you did or didn't do with your loved one. Life feels chaotic and scary during this phase.

3. ANGER & BARGAINING-

Frustration gives way to anger and cause future damaging. You may lash out and lay unwarranted blame for the loss or death on someone else. A professional may help you on how to deal with it and not to supress this emotion to avoid any permanent damage to your relationships or career.

You may rail against fate, questioning "Why me?" You may also try to bargain in vain with the powers that be for a way out of your despair  that "I will never drink again if you just bring him back".

4. "DEPRESSION", REFLECTION, LONELINESS-

Just when your friends may think you should be getting on with your life, a long period of sad reflection will likely overtake you. This is a normal stage of grief, so do not be "talked out of it" by well-meaning outsiders. Encouragement from others is not helpful to you during this stage of grieving.

During this time, you finally realize the true magnitude of your loss, and it depresses you. You may isolate yourself on purpose, reflect on things you did with your lost one, and focus on memories of the past. You may sense feelings of emptiness or despair.

In the worst cases, there are individuals who suffer a form of severe grief known as prolonged grief or formerly complicated grief, which can last months or years. Without help and support, this form of grief can pave the way to isolation and chronic loneliness.

Thus, it is important to seek a help from professional to stop this from going to worse. In deep state of grief people either develop addiction or lose willingness to live any further. A apt help can help you re-starting your life and you will start to look forward and actually plan things for the future. Eventually, you will be able to think about your lost loved one without pain; sadness, yes, but the wrenching pain will be gone. You will once again anticipate some good times to come, and yes, even find joy again in the experience of living.

Are you looking for guidance for yourself or for your loved ones contact us on 9899-291-202. We have helped thousands of families and professional individuals to fight this issues and even heal it completely.

 

 

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