Grief can be defined as a deep sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death or the loss of someone or something. Grief can be experienced in a number of situations including the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, breakups, ending of friendships, loss of property due to disaster, loss of personal items, and loss of personal integrity/physical violence or assault.
The experience of grief can be different for everyone. Pre-existing coping strategies, the timing of an event, age or people involved, and frequency of events can all impact how one can experience grief. Additionally, grief can present itself in combination of other and/or cause other issues to surface such as anxiety, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep patterns, headaches, muscle pain, chest pressure, increased blood pressure, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of abandonment, sadness, loss of appetite, and even digestive problems.
The experience of grief is normal. If you feel that you are experiencing grief and would like to talk to someone about it. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!