Grief is a normal and common response to loss.
We usually associate grief with the loss of a loved one, be that a partner, parent, child, sibling or friend, but grief can also be the response to other losses, including separation or divorce, retirement, the loss of our health, the loss of a pet or important possessions or a relocation. Often less talked about yet no less painful is the grief that can occur in response to infertility, miscarriage or abortion. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; its presentation differs from one person to another and may also be influenced the cultural and family context.
While grief normally passes over time with no intervention necessary, at times we may feel “stuck” or overwhelmed by our grief. If you feel that your grief is interfering with your functioning you may benefit from professional help and support. Contact Louise Morrow to discuss how counselling may help you.