We often experience grief as the result of a loss. It can be the loss of a loved one through death or separation, the ending of a relationship such as a marriage, or the loss of an important part of ones life such as a job or home. Loss can also be experienced due to major transitions in life, such as when children leave home or moving in to retirement after years of working.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve and everyone experiences grief differently. We may experience feelings such as disbelief or shock, sadness, emptiness, regret and anxiety. It is normal to experience these feelings and it can take time to work through grief. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone else and share the grief.
Seeking professional help is especially important if you notice that your symptoms are not decreasing or that the grief is having a significant impact on your daily life, relationships, study or work.