Losing someone hurts. It feels like a piece of you is missing….a piece of your history. That person you shared memories with is no longer around. You may feel lonely. You may feel lost. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed and not sure whether to stuff your emotions down and keep going or sit and cry. All of these feelings are normal. In fact, there are a million other strong emotions you may be experiencing which are also “normal.” Regardless of who you’ve lost of what emotions are the strongest for you at the moment, talking to someone can help. A therapist can listen to your stories. They can talk to you about what are normal reactions to grief and bear witness to your pain. Through counseling you can find the strength to face your emotions head on and find ways to honor the relationship you’ve lost. Below you’ll find some resources that we hope will help you as you rediscover your new normal. If you’d like a partner on your journey through grief, contact us today.
The Relationship Between Love & Grief
The more you love, the more you grieve. Love & grief are two sides of the same coin; if you love someone with your whole heart then you will hurt deeply when you lose them. David Oliver explains this concept in this short YouTube video.
In Counseling, we will give you the opportunity to process all of these complex emotions so that you can begin to focus on that love side of the equation.
Coping With Grief
Click below to get three basic tips for coping with your grief.
Grief is a unique period of time in your life. If you’re walking through the fog of grief, it can be helpful to learn more about grief and hear what has helped others.
- One online resource others have found helpful is The Grief Toolbox.
- The Legacies From the Living Room blog is written by a local professor & widow who lost her husband to head and neck cancer and talks about how cancer changed her life and how she has rebuilt since his death.
- The Widow’s Wallet is a website for a local life coach who specializes in working with Widows. She’s also been a finance teacher for years so she has great information not only about grief, loss and life but also about finances.
Relevant Blog Posts
- How Grief Can Change Your Relationships
- 5 Things to Say to Someone Who is Grieving
- Navigating Grief with Young Children
- How to Heal After Loss
- Coping with Grief through Meditation
- Grieving the loss of a dream
- Grieving a loss that wasn’t a death
- Grieving the Death of a Child
- Coping with Grief at Work
- When Will I Feel Better?
- Are the 5 Stages of Grief Real?
- Coping with Grief During the Holidays
When someone you care for dies, it can feel confusing and your feelings about death, life, love and so many other things will change as you go through each stage of grief. We will continue to publish new blog posts related to doing with the death of a loved one, so check back often to continue learning more as you find ways to remember your loved one and find renewed meaning.
Call Today to Begin Grief Counseling
As David Oliver said in his video, the more you love someone, the more deeply you will grieve for them. Other factors such as your relationship with the other person, age (both yours and the person who has passed), how the person died, and other life stressors and mental health concerns. Grief counseling can help. If you would like to have someone to speak to about your grief and a partner in your grief journey, please contact Aspire Counseling LLC today either by calling 573-328-2288 or the contact form on this site. We are hear to help and look forward to hearing from you.