Grief over the death of a loved one

March 19, 2013

The death of someone close is one of life’s most stressful events.
The process of grieving and mourning is a complex one.
Grieving is a personal process that has no time limit and there are many different stages of grieving.

In our world of "ephemeral", we would like to "get rid" of suffering as soon as possible. But the healing process takes time, at least the time to set up a new relationship with the deceased.

The pain of grieving can be both emotional and physical.

For many of us who are grieving a loss, the first impulse is to deny the loss.
Some need to remind of the life of the deceased, some others may try to avoid the grieving pain by idealizing the loved one. For all of us, the loss of someone we care for is a painful period of emotional upheaval but also a necessary part of the grieving process.

Sometimes mourning is associated with anger, it may be directed to the deceased loved one. Rationally, we know that the person is not to be blamed. but emotionally we may blame the deceased for causing us pain or for having left us.

The healing process makes necessary to feel sadness, anger and other feelings.

Feeling the pain of grieving is hard, but it's an important step toward healing.

Mourning is the time to support each other, to get closer to other family members and to friends who are grieving too, to spend time with people who have been through the experience of loss and grief.

The relationship we had with the deceased does not disappear at the same time that he or she.
It is essential that we learn to accept the death of a loved one, without forget.

The work of mourning is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the person you are missing so much.