Death is inevitable, yet the loss of a close friend or family member always showers us with a range of emotions. One day we might desperately try to avoid the pain, anxiety and feelings of helplessness we feel when a loved one dies. Other days, we feel like life has returned to normal - at least until we realise that our life has changed irrevocably.
Despite the extreme emotions we feel, grieving for a loved one helps us cope and heal. The intense, heart-breaking anguish indicates that a deep connection has been severed. Without a doubt, grieving is painful. But it is also necessary.
Going forward doesn't mean forgetting about the loved one who died. Enjoying life again doesn't imply that the person is no longer missed. Piecing together your shattered emotions doesn't mean you somehow betray a friend or family member. It simply means that your grief has run its course.
If you feel like you need help to get you through, please contact any one of the grief counsellors listed below.
MACA MSAPCA MMHA
Ph: 0455 779 073
WELLBEING SUPPORT SERVICES
Ph: 0407 760 892
44 East Terrace - Loxton SA 5333