The death of a loved one is the most profound of all sorrows. The feeling that comes with such a loss is intense and multifaceted, affecting our emotions, our bodies, and our lives. Grief is preoccupying and depleting. Emotionally, grief is a mixture of raw feelings such as sorrow, anguish, anger, regret, longing, fear and deprivation. Grief may be experienced physically as exhaustion, emptiness, tension, sleeplessness, or loss of appetite. The loss of a loved one throws every aspect of our lives out of balance. Love does not die quickly. Hence to grieve is also “to celebrate the depth of the union. Tears are then the jewels of remembrance, sad but glistening with the beauty of the past. So grief in its bitterness marks the end. .. but is also a praise to the one who is gone.” Jerry A. Johnson
During the months of mourning after a death, we learn to face the reality and the pain of our loss, to say good-bye to the dead loved one, to restore ourselves, and to reinvest in life once again.
At DC Counseling, we can guide you with the recovery days ahead and find a new balance. We provide a warm and safe place where you can face your feelings openly, express and release your emotions fully, tolerate and accept your feelings for however long it takes for the wound to heal.