The grieving process…. no matter how much you logically understand it when you are going through it, emotions often override logic. .. As a therapist, I have navigated with several individuals through their grieving process… and even been through a few of my own. However, each time a person experiences a loss, it is a different experience. Grief comes differently, some things may feel similar but others will feel significantly different.
I am currently navigating my way through not one but three losses. Each, very differently. … One in particular has had a major impact on me. I have decided to take each day a minute at a time. … and I mean that literally. The fact is one minute I am smiling and the other I am crying. It may seem odd to watch this happen but it is what grieving can look like.
The best advice I can give is go through the grieving process as you need to, in a healthy way of course. As a therapist I will always add that one condition. I will also add, if you need to, ask for help from a family member or friend who understands you and is in tune enough to be there for you as you need. … and I must say, even then, if you find that you still need additional help, seek it from a professional. Family and friends are not always fully equipped to help in all instances. Take time to know what you need, be it, being alone, enlisting a family member or friend, finding the right therapist, or all the above. Go through the grieving process as needed in a healthy way.