In many ways, grief is like depression. Although the two share many similarities, there are also some important differences. Depression is an illness. People who are depressed have a constant feeling of sadness, they don’t enjoy things the way they previously did and they find it difficult to be positive. With grief, you may expect your feelings of loss and sadness to come and go a bit more readily. Also, people who are grieving are usually still able to look forward to the future.
Almost all of us will face bereavement at some time during our lives. Although grief is often devastating and one of the toughest things you will need to deal with, it is actually a natural process and a healthy response to loss. There is, of course, no single way to grieve. We are all different and you are likely to go through the process in your own particular way. read more ...
the stages (or rollercoaster) of grief
From the late 1960s, people have been speaking of the stages of grief. There are supposedly 5 of these stages read more ...
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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)