When someone important to you passes away, it can feel like your entire world is collapsing all around you. You might experience an influx of tough emotions including sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, even regret. And you might struggle to resume your day to day life. While it might get easier with time, the truth is that grief can last a lifetime. Consider a well-known grief quote by Lexi Behrndt:
“As far as I can see, grief will never truly end in this lifetime. It may become softer over time, more gentle, and some days will feel sharp. But grief will last as long as love does—forever. It’s simply the way the physical absence of your loved one manifests in your heart—a deep longing accompanied by the deepest love. Some days, the heavy fog may return, and the next day, it may recede once again. It’s all an ebb and flow, a constant dance of sorrow.” –Lexi Behrndt
As Behrndt explained above, grief is a result of love. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven. These professionals can help you to grieve properly, which might involve remembering all of the love and good that the loved one lost brought to you. Schedule a grief counseling appointment today. Just give us a call at (203) 951-3871.
What Are the Stages of Grief?
We probably don’t need to explain to you what grief means. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know what grief is. But you might not completely understand the grief process or the stages of grief. While everyone’s experience with grief is different, there are 5 stages of grief that many people enter at some point after experiencing the loss of a loved one:
- Denial and seclusion: It’s hard to hear that a close friend or family member has passed away. While some can accept it, others struggle with denial and seclusion, which is their way of coping and avoiding the difficult feelings that come with a heartbreaking loss.
- Anger: Others grieve their loss by feeling angry. They direct their negative emotions toward the loved one lost or someone who was connected to the individual, like their doctor.
- Bargaining: Another one of the five stages of grief is bargaining. In this stage, the individual feels an overwhelming sense of guilt. They start to wonder if or how they could have prevented their loved one’s passing, or what they should have said to the individual before they passed.
- Depression: In this stage, when the pain floods in, the individual cannot think about anything else. They are overwhelmed with depressive thoughts and feelings and require a lot of support from their loved ones.
- Acceptance: In this final stage of grief, the individual accepts that their loved one is gone and are able to make peace with their loss.
Do these 5 stages of grief sound all too familiar? Are you currently in one of these stages or another stage of grief? Consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven. We can set you up with a professional who can help you to accept your loss and move forward with your life. Reach out today to schedule an appointment.
Work with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven
Grief counseling helps individuals to work through all of the difficult emotions that come with loss. If you are currently grieving the loss of a loved one, they can help you to manage complicated grief and grieve well. Additionally, if your child is grieving the loss of a loved one, they can find value in grief counseling for children at Thriveworks Milford. Whether you’re seeking grief counseling services for yourself or your child, reach out to Thriveworks Milford in New Haven today.
We want to help you heal as soon as possible. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (203) 951-3871. A scheduling specialist will be happy to help you find an appointment day and time that works for you. You’ll be pleased to know that we have extended hours including evening and weekend appointments to best accommodate our clients. We also accept most major insurance plans.
Are you ready to schedule a grief counseling appointment? We’re ready to meet with you. And we look forward to it.