Emotional and Mental Responses to Grief
Emotions may run all over the place, shifting constantly and could include: Anger, fear and anxiety, loneliness, emptiness and abandonment, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, and depression.
Many people may need therapy to get through the grieving process. Often others move on but those closest to the deceased are unable to do so. Their support system may diminish over time. There is no "right" time frame for grieving. Both the time period and intensity of grief differ dramatically from person to person.
Individuals within families may grieve very differently and grow apart as a result. They may be afraid to grieve because they may upset their partner.
A therapist who is well-trained to work with grief can be a support and help the grieving person or family to express and heal their grief. Eventually they will be able to move through their grief. Feel free to call me at 908-586-3254 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.