GRIEF

Many people have been told that time heals all wounds.
Or, to replace a loss, bury your feelings, be strong for others
and grieve alone. Today, if you grieve for too long its considered a mental problem and a doctor will prescribe you antidepressant drugs.

However, it’s important we rethink the process of grieving. Your feelings are normal and they are unique to you, so there should be no time limit. It’s natural, not a mental problem.

You grieve when you experience a loss. That can be anything from a death in the family or a close friend, to a divorce or end of a relationship, to a loss of a job, your health, of trust, or even hope. Many people are simply told to let go and move on, but there is generally no clear way to do that.

Although you may feel depressed and angry, coping with a loss is something only you can process. This means other people can empathize and support you, but they can never know the extent of what you are thinking and feeling.

If you are going through any kind of loss, one of the best things you can do is to allow yourself to embrace the grief and allow yourself to feel. When you resist feeling your emotions they become internalized and will make getting over a loss much more difficult and contribute towards negatively effecting other areas of your life.

by Tony Bevacqua

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