Helpguide Logo

Grief and Loss

Grief can be an extremely painful process. By exploring these articles, you can discover how to endure the pain of your loss and cope with grief in a way that strengthens you emotionally.

Grieving Woman

You may associate grief with the death of a loved one, but any loss can cause grief, including the loss of a relationship, your health, your job, or a cherished dream. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up.

As you deal with your loss, remember that there is no order or timetable for grief. Everyone grieves differently, but there are healthy ways to cope and heal from the pain.

Learn about grief and loss

Woman drinkingCoping with Grief and Loss: Understanding the Grieving Process

Supporting a Grieving Person: Helping Others Through Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Coping with Pet Loss: Grieving the Death of a Dog or Cat

Coping with a Breakup or Divorce: Moving on After a Relationship Ends

Saying Goodbye: Coping With a Loved One's Terminal Illness

Program for Stress Relief: Manage Overwhelming Stress and Emotions

Additionally, it takes energy and focus to successfully make major life changes. You can gain strength through regular exercise, a healthy diet, and activities that reduce stress.