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What Grief Teaches Us

Grief is a powerful emotion and response to loss. When a person loses a loved one or has experienced some sense of trauma, a sense of intense sadness and despair often overwhelms them. When left unresolved, this can lead to depression and unhealthy coping mechanisms.

However, grief also brings lessons that we can apply in our lives. Here are some lessons we learn from grieving:

  1. It gives us perspective on our loved ones.

People often reflect on their loved ones once they are no longer there. People may start to reflect on their moments together during this time: the good and bad times. Regardless of our feelings towards that person, it gives us perspective and makes us wonder about our overall relationship with them.

  1. It offers several questions to ponder.

People who die tragically can leave many burning questions. Many of which we tend to direct towards ourselves. These questions include the ‘What-if,’ the ‘If only,’ and ‘Maybe I should’ve.’

While it’s normal to ponder on these questions, they can often lead to feelings of regret and resentment. The truth is, no one can foresee tragedy, and we never really know when a person’s time is about to come. The only answer to such questions is having no answer because there are no definite solutions to life’s mysteries.

  1. It teaches us the value of life.

Grief over loss and death often comes with powerful emotions. While painful, such a process allows us to see life differently. When we seek help and treatment, we may even look at life as not only a right but a beautiful yet painful gift.

People who struggle with grief may benefit from seeking professional help. Contact your nearest mental health care provider if you need a listening ear. Good luck and stay safe.

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