Grief can be a tricky subject. It is not one we want to think or talk about. However, there will come a time in our lives when we are all afflicted with grief. Whether it be from the loss of a loved one or a family pet, or it might be from a loss of a job in which we found our identity. If you are struggling with losing something that you held dear to you, then you are suffering from grief.
What is grief exactly? According to the dictionary website, grief is defined as “a deep sorrow, especially from the loss of a loved one.” If this seems very vague and broad to you, that is because it is. Grief encompasses so many scenarios that it can be difficult to pinpoint its exact definition.
The Grief Recovery Method has a better more defined explanation for grief. They explain grief as “Grief is the normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or change of any kind.” This seems to cover more of how broad the scope of this topic is.
The hope of this article is to break grief down and explain it as fully as we can. Here at Everlasting Memories we work with many people going through all kinds of grief. And we can assure you there is no one “typical” kind of grief, just as there is no singular, correct way to grieve. We all go through this process individually and the key is to find your path and follow it. Hopefully this article can help with that.