When Grieving Loss Jumbles and
Trips up Your Daily Life
Do you find yourself in shock or disbelief over a death? Are your days seemingly surreal, filled with tears, anger, or even freakish or unexplainable relief? Have you recently or in the past experienced a loss? A loss such as a friend moving away, loss of a job, loss of health, or other losses? How about change in a relationship status such as loss of friendship, being at odds with a sibling, divorce or separation from a spouse or partner? Does it seem that you get angry over “little” things? Do you find yourself snapping at others for no apparent reason? Are you asking “why…” or “if only…” questions about the loss? Are you finding yourself working longer hours or avoiding people or activities you use to connect with? Do you find yourself so sad that it affects your regular routine? Does it seem like time passes so quickly or you feel like time flies by? We have seen many times with our clients who have experienced grief at many different levels for various reasons. Many times they know that grief is real but not sure what is happening to them let alone how to handle these extraordinary thoughts, feelings, and behavior. You may ask “why” am I feeling this way? Why is it taking so long to “get over this”?
If you find yourself stuck, lost, confused, disillusioned, afraid, stressed out over the loss, we are here to help. Yes, there is hope in getting through what you are experiencing in your grief. You are not alone at this time in your life.
It is our passion, privilege, and honor to empathize, listen, comfort, and walk through your thoughts and feelings with you as you process and share your grief with us as counselors. Your story, your struggles, your hurts, the effects of a relationship on you are all worth being heard and sorted out together with a trained counselor for you to regain peace, balance.
Loss is Just a Part of Life, Right?
Although loss at various degrees is part of the human experience with some of these losses easy to dismiss and forget, we realize other losses are far more difficult. While loss is common to us as humans, it affects each of us differently. Grief is connected many times to loss and the outcome of the loss may vary significantly based on the loss, circumstances around the loss, the impact of the loss on you, the connection you had with what has changed or who is gone. Losing your keys or losing a game generally will have a much different impact on you compared to a loss of a job, health, friendship, break up of a long-term relationship, marriage through divorce, or the passing away of a friend or family member.
We have found through our years of counseling that grief tends to be a normal part of loss and that loss is experienced in many ways and levels at various times whether expected or not. It affects us a bit differently as we may also react differently as well. It can feel isolating at times to the point of pushing people or activities away causing conflict, missed days at work, strained relationships, frustration, crying spells, and many other things. Loss may come in the form of death, divorce, health, change in living arrangements (such as moving away or someone else moving away), job changes, as well as in other forms.
If you or someone you love is struggling with the effects of loss, seeking counseling is a way of finding solace and gaining comfort through loss.
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