Grief is our natural response to losing someone or something very important to us. You may feel sad, angry, depressed, heartbroken, or have other grief-related feelings.
Grieving is the process of emotional and life adjustment you go through after a loss.
Beyond losing a loved one or even a cherished pet, grief can come from job loss, a child heading out on their own, or moving from your home; grieving is a process that is completely unique to you.
You will hear the term “new normal” as you work through the grieving process. The time it takes you to move through your own grieving process and find your new normal may take weeks, months, or even years, but you need to know, above all, there is no wrong way to grieve. How you cope with your grief is what can make all the difference.