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Grief & Loss Help Guide
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.
While these emotions can feel very painful, accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing.
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.
Your ability to overcome grief and loss is dependent on your capacity to experience, rather than obsessively think about, your loss. Helpguide’s free Bring Your Life Into Balance Toolkit can help you develop the skills to manage overwhelming stress and painful emotions during the grieving process so you can heal and move on.