Grief and Loss | Grief Recovery Articles

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Grief And Loss And Grief Recovery

Feelings of sorrow are normal following the loss of someone we love. These feelings are strongest when the loss is due to death. This is because we are forced to face the fact that there is no chance that particular loved one will be coming back. Bereavement is the name given to these feelings of loss.

Dealing with extreme sorrow is done in different ways by different people. One factor that determines how one deals with it is what type of loss he/she has experienced. After all, losses of a job or the death of a pet are completely different from the losses of a child, parent, or spouse. In some cases, the sadness can be overcome by replacing the lost item. Death of loved ones precludes this as people are irreplaceable.

Bereavement is one of the many stages of grief that is associated specifically with the death of a loved one. While one may feel sadness at the loss of a loved one due to divorce, bereavement is exclusively brought about by death. It is one of the most difficult forms of sorrow for many people to deal with.

When one considers bereavement versus grief, it becomes plain that bereavement is likely to be much deeper and more difficult to overcome. This is one of the primary reasons people seek out counseling after they lose someone close to them. The permanent losses of death are something that one must learn how to cope with because these types of losses leave a hole in each affected person’s life.

Coping with losses due to death is handled differently from other types of losses one has experienced. Some losses can be remedied by replacement. Some can be remedied by substitution. Others can only be overcome by learning how to continue living without the missing loved one. This can be difficult for some people, especially spouses and parents who have lost a child.

Grief recovery is essential for everyone. Despite the difficulty of doing so, everyone has to get his/her life back as close to normal as possible. This often means returning to work as normal after just a short time off to grieve. It can also mean changes in one’s lifestyle made necessary by the need to perform the functions that were performed by the lost loved one.

Some people have more difficulty dealing with grief and loss on their own than others. Fortunately, there are people available who can provide grief counseling and help to teach the person different coping mechanisms that will allow him/her to begin taking back control of his/her life. The process is handled gradually, in a step by step manner that recognizes specific stages of the grieving process.

It is important to realize that not everyone experiences all the different stages. Not everyone experiences them in the same order or with the same intensity. Each person is different in his/her outlook. This means that each person will have his/her own unique system for grief recovery.

Grief Resources Help With Grief And Loss

The loss of a loved one can affect our lives in many ways. Coping with the grief of losing a significant person in our life is difficult. Everyone grieves differently, but no matter how you deal with grief, it is important to have a good support system. Grief recovery is critical and it helps to have grief resources to assist you in the process.

Your Tribute has number of bereavement and grief resources that will help you deal with a loss; learn about the stages of grief; communicate with a grieving person; and much more. We also have online counseling available that can help you, or a loved one, move throughout the grieving process more easily and effectively.

Below are helpful articles and grief resources on how to cope with grief and loss and help you with grief recovery.

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Grief Speaks: “How Can I Be Alone?!”

/ September 27, 2013 4:31 pm

In the days following a death, there may be multitudes of supporters, friends, and family members surrounding and supporting you. But, soon enough…

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Grief Tools: Expressing the Pain

/ August 13, 2013 11:50 am

When grief enters our lives, we often feel unprepared for it. We may feel like a black cloud is following us, or as though we’ve become that black cloud…

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Grief Tools: Keeping a Journal

/ August 6, 2013 12:02 pm

Expressing your grief through healthy outlets such as writing in a journal can give emotions that feel negative a positive, healthy conduit to beginning…

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Good Grief – Grieving Can Be Healthy

/ March 25, 2013 7:16 pm

Good Grief. No, I’m not simply quoting Charlie Brown. There is such a thing as “good” or “healthy” grief. For example, for years counselors and…

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Helping Children Through Grief

/ March 14, 2013 10:04 pm

Helping children through grief can be difficult. Children need to understand death and be taught (through example and discussion) how to grieve properly…

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Happiness Through Grief

/ March 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Happiness through grief is a choice. People have to ask themselves if they want to be happy. Unfortunately, there are certain people who don’t want to be…

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Recognizing Your Recovery From Grief

/ March 14, 2013 9:17 pm

How do you know you are on your way to recovery from grief? Simple clues tell us that the grieving is ending and the living is beginning. You have to be…

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Why Some People Don’t Grieve

/ March 13, 2013 9:48 pm

Have you wondered why some people don’t grieve? Either they believe that crying makes them weak, or should only be done in the privacy of their own homes…

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Unhealthy Grief Reactions

/ March 13, 2013 9:07 pm

There are 4 basic types of unhealthy grief reactions that, after being discussed here, may help you recognize a pattern in someone you know or even yourself…

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7 Steps to Assist Those Who Are Grieving

/ March 13, 2013 8:13 pm

Some people are fortunate and know how to grieve. Some people need to be reassured that anger, denial, avoidance are all a part of grief, that even guilt…

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5 Common Grief Avoidance Patterns

/ March 13, 2013 7:22 pm

Grief avoidance is a defense mechanism that keeps one from getting in touch with his true and honest feelings. There are five grief avoidance patterns…

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The Stages of Grief Explained

/ March 12, 2013 8:59 pm

There is at first a downward trend after the death occurs, and the survivor will move through four stages of grief before a resolution happens. Some, or…

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Understanding Death and Depression

/ March 12, 2013 8:32 pm

The loss of a loved one brings feelings of anger, sadness and often depression. Understanding how death and depression coexist can help to understand the…

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Dealing with an Unexpected Death

/ March 11, 2013 7:58 pm

In dealing with death and recovery there are four situations that seem to be very difficult. They are either an unexpected death or the relationship was…

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Taking a Personal Death Inventory

/ March 11, 2013 7:48 pm

Too often a person only thinks about being dead when someone is dying, because most people do not like to think about death. Taking a personal death inventory…

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Words Of Encouragement For A Friend

/ February 11, 2013 11:38 am

Words have a way of healing someone who has lost a loved one. These words of encouragement for a friend will uplift your friend in their time of need…

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What about Me? Presents to Give Myself This Year

/ November 30, 2011 10:55 pm

This would be a good year to put yourself at the top of your Holiday gift list. Some things you may be experiencing are low energy, sleep problems…

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Understanding God and Death

/ November 29, 2011 9:52 pm

The first is that we shouldn’t spend too much time trying to answer the “why” questions: Why me? Why must people suffer? Why can’t someone else get sick…

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Questions About Grief

/ November 25, 2011 7:55 pm

We all do it countless times a day. You pick up the phone, a client comes in for a meeting, or you see someone on the street, and the first thing you say…

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Light a Candle to Remember

/ November 19, 2011 9:00 am

To wonder, “Is grief ever finished?” is similar to asking someone, “How high is up?” It is very easy to miss the movement you are making in the process…