Grief and LossWe can feel grief not just for the loss of a person, but also for our dreams and hopes. There is no right or wrong way to feel, but the pain can be unimaginable.
If someone close to you has died, or you have experienced divorce or another major source of sadness, you may experience
- Physical expressions of grief such as intense and unpredictable crying and sighing, headaches, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, weakness, fatigue, feelings of heaviness, aches, pains, and other stress-related ailments.
- Emotional expressions of grief including feelings of sadness and yearning. Feelings of worry, anxiety, frustration, anger, or guilt are also common.
- Social expressions of grief such as feeling detached from others, isolating yourself from social contact, and behaving in ways that are not normal for you.
- Spiritual expressions of grief which may include questioning the reason for your loss, the purpose of pain and suffering, the purpose of life, and the meaning of death.