Grief is a normal, necessary, natural reaction to any loss. It is a roller coaster of emotions that involves physical, social, behavior, intellectual and spiritual responses. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Each person grieves differently, in their own way and on their own timetable.
Some common grief reactions include shock, longing, sadness, anger, guilt and regrets, relief, sleeplessness, changes in appetite, forgetfulness and inability to concentrate. Shock and numbness is a typical grief reaction. You may feel as if you are on autopilot or just going through the motions. It takes the mind time to grasp that death has occurred. It can feel as if you are in a fog and it may several weeks for the fog to lift.
What has been the most challenging for you since the death of your loved one?