Grief and Loss

So When Do I Get Better

The loss that caused you to grieve isn’t going to go away.  Likewise, your grief isn’t something that’s just going to go away.  It’s not something wrong with you that needs to get fixed.  But it will change, over time.  The intense crazy feeling won’t last forever.  You may find it helpful to journal or talk with a chaplain or counselor periodically.  That way you can reflect on the ways you have changed, and the ways your grief has changed.  These changes are normal, and not feeling overwhelmed does not mean you have stopped grieving, nor stopped loving the person you lost.  It only means that you are adjusting to a new normal – to a world that has been forever changed.