Death Of A Loved One

The death of a loved one can impact every area of a person’s life. Each person handles the loss differently and the impact will depend on many factors.

  • The loss of an elderly parent will be different than the sudden
    premature loss of a parent.
  • A loss of the first parent will be different than the loss of the second. Parental losses can present a complicated grieving process depending on the relationships.
  • The loss of a spouse will be experienced differently than the loss of a parent.
  • The loss of a child will be different than any other loss.
  • Dear friends, step relations, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and pets, are a few more of the many losses a person will face in their lifetime.

How a loss is experienced will depend on the grieving person’s support system, relationship status, age, and health, to name just a few of the many variables. What we do know is that a loss needs to be grieved. People grieve in many different ways and for varying lengths of time. Often times, a grieving person can become isolated, feeling like family and friends just want them to “move on or get over it”. The world seems to be going on without them. Other times, the person may not know why the sadness, irritability, loss of desire has lasted so long. For some, they are left with tasks and responsibilities that are now theirs to take on and do. Life takes on a “new normal” after the death of a loved one.

No matter what type of loss, I can help provide the support, understanding, and
place to further cope and heal.