Grief Loss Articles
Expert Author: Tauqeer Hassan
In our life so many instances come when we feel lost and dejected. At that time we feel helpless and in no position to take things normal as we usually do. Sometimes, even a small event can trigger a major depression, stress or anxiety. What actually seems is not anxiety, stress or depression; it is actually the sequence of behaviors that direct to a mental trauma.
Expert Author: Melanie Walters
Condolence letters offer comfort and support long after the death of a parent, which can take years to accept. Your condolence letter can be a source of comfort throughout those difficult years. As we grow older, we start to reconcile with the fact that our parents are likely to die before us. Our parents are living longer, which give us more time to come to terms with their death. But when faced with the reality of their death, it is very difficult to overcome emotions of grief and bewilderment. A condolence letter written sincerely can help the bereaved adult child through the difficult times ahead.
Bereavement refers to people who experience the loss, through death, of a loved one or someone who has importance to them. Bereavement is a normal experience in a sense to each and every one of us since it occurs in the course of our lifetime. The loss is very depressing to some and this could lead into inconsolable grief and oftentimes, a long period of mourning. Nevertheless, bereavement causes the immobilization of psychological symptoms, occasionally, abrupt or cause difficulties in the lives of those people who have lost someone through death.
Condolence letters are considered some of the most difficult letters to write and send because of their very sensitive nature. Even so, when someone close to you is dealing with the loss of a loved one, the grief and bereavement, writing and sending a condolence letter is probably one of the most considerate, kind, and thoughtful things you can do.
We all know that it is in one's highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever to heal the loss and move on with life. Yet grief is not always healing. Many of us have known people who were stuck in their grief, seemingly locked into the past and unable to move forward in their lives.
Have you ever lost someone close to you to death? We go through a grief process that was best described by Elizabeth Kublar-Ross in On Death and Dying. In it she talks about the five stages that people go through---denial and isolation; anger; bargaining; depression and finally acceptance. The dying, as well as those who love them, go through these stages although rarely at the same time and these stages are not predictable.
Expert Author: Dan Harken
When you're getting over a breakup, there are a lot of things you're dealing with. You will have the constant heartache, of course. You'll also probably be alternating between hoping you'll see them, and hoping you never will. In fact, you'll be dealing with all the classic signs of grief; this is perfectly normal. Just as with any other bereavement - after all, you have suffered a loss, and like any other, it needs to run its course - there are a number of stages you'll go through.
My youngest son was eleven when his father died. For the longest time he would cling to me when we were parting company, giving hugs and more hugs. I know this was his way of working through the loss of his father and I knew that eventually this phase would pass. Many times he would talk about things he and his father and brothers had done and this too seemed to help him move through his grief.
There are days you sit in a chair and stare out the window because living seems to take too much energy. Even to think about what to make for dinner is an all-consuming task.
The left side of the bed where my husband used to sleep remains neatly made, hardly a ripple disturbing the quilted surface. I sleep on the right side each night, where I had slept the twenty-plus years we were together.
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