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The Reality of Grief

The Reality of Grief

Loss and grief is an inevitable part of life, and you can experience it for many reasons.

Physical:
 Tiredness and fatigue, change in appetite, sleeplessness, crying, sighing

Emotional: Sadness, feelings of anxiety or panic, anger, heightened emotionality, guilt

Social: Tendency to withdraw from friends and family, discomfort in social situations

Intellectual: Periods of confusion, aimlessness, lack of motivation, inability to concentrate, forgetfulness

Spiritual: Searching for meaning, re-examination of priorities, re-examination of religious/spiritual beliefs, ethical and philosophical, questioning

 

Some Experiences of Grief

ConfusionDisbelief
ShockDenial
YearningPining
CryingSobbing
BargainingReality of death
DepressionStruggling with new life pattern
DespairFear of losing control
ResentmentPhysical symptoms
AnxietyLoss of interest
PanicHelplessness
IdentificationLowered self-esteem
DisorganizationInsomnia
ReliefLaughter
LonelinessGuilt
FatigueAnger
IdealisationLethargy