The loss of someone close to us can quickly turn our world into an unfamiliar place. Coping with what used to be routine becomes exhausting. The simplest task may seem daunting. Grief affects us not only emotionally, but also physically. When we can understand how grief affects us, we are better equipped to deal with its grip. While we wish we never had to learn or understand these emotions, being aware of them may offer us comfort in our own times of sorrow.
- Sometimes when a breakup is sudden, it seems too much to deal with and the mind goes numb, shutting down and refusing to deal for a time. It could be a minute, a day, weeks or months.
- If you are the person who did not see the breakup coming, the shock stage will probably last longer.
- eview is a necessary part of the grief process. This can be upsetting because it may seem like you cannot stop thinking about your relationship or your ex.
“I am a certified grief counselor who has been doing this work for many years. I’m someone who believes describing grief work in “stages” is misleading. “Stages” seems to indicate that you go neatly from one to the next.”