Grief is often crippling. It sneaks up out of nowhere and paralyzes you. If you’ve had a traumatic experience to deal with such as the loss of a job, an accident or illness, the dissolution of a relationship or the death of a loved one, you may not be coping with the changes as well as you could. You may be shutting people out without even realizing it.
Distance Does Not Make the Heart Grow Fonder
Isolation compounds grief. It makes you feel alone in your sadness when in reality, other people feel the way that you do. You may find that moving toward your friends and loved ones is the easiest way for you to deal with the stress of grief.
Human Connection Promotes Healing
Humans need to feel connected to others. It’s through the process of speaking and sharing feelings, that grief subsides and becomes a memory. By embracing your inner circle of people, you get the support that you need to heal.
Counseling Provides a Safe, Judgment-Free Atmosphere for You to Speak Freely
If you feel as though no one understands what you’re going through and you don’t have a support system in place to help you through your grief, counseling provides you a safe place to share your feelings without judgment. You can speak to a counselor candidly about what you’re going through, your fears, and your thoughts about the future.
By doing so, you’re actively moving past the traumatic situation and working toward resolution. Acknowledging your hurt and admitting that you need help with it is the first step in getting better. It’s what you have to do to move on with your life.
You Don’t Have to Be Alone in Your Grief
You don’t have to grieve alone. There are people who love you and want to help you through the rough spots. You just have to let them into your life so they can participate in the healing process with you.