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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Loss?

The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone is considered loss. So loss can come in many different realms. A natural disaster, a war, a crime against persons, a car wreck, are all forms of loss. It's a subject that can happen in someones' life at any given moment. The many aspects that can be involved, are phenomenal beyond words. The experience's are paramount with the loss involved. Dealing with loss, is normal and can be a time of learning, adapting, and growing.
Someone once said, grief is a normal and healthy response to bereavement, not an illness. Its symptoms are painful, but they serve an adaptive purpose. Grief is emotions and sensations that accompany the loss of someone or something dear to you. Loosing a loved one, is inevitable in one's lifetime, it's going to happen and there's no getting away from it. Grief often weighs you down with sorrow and other emotions, draining you of the energy to go through your daily routines. People who have trouble coping with the setbacks of daily life will have a more difficult time recovering from a serious personal loss.
A sudden loss can be even more difficult to deal with, as in the death of a child, a fatal heart attack, an accident, a murder. Grief is a normal reaction to loss, with its symptoms diminishing over time. On the other hand, trauma is a disabling reaction that can block the grieving process, disrupt your life, and leave you psychologically vulnerable. Grief shouldn’t be dismissed as less important than that of an immediate relative, a person needs the support of people who care about them.
There are many support groups for people who are grieving, including specialized groups. Wherever the support comes from, accept it, don't grieve alone. Trying to suppress your feelings in the hope that they’ll fade with time won’t work. Allowing your emotions to surface in order to work through them is the healthy way to handle it. You need to talk about the person or property you lost, talking out your grief is part of your healing process.
When grief continues to be a disruptive and debilitating presence, you may be suffering from depression. That's when you should seek a professional for assistance, in your time of need.