clipart of man scratching his head What are normal grief reactions?

Is there a right way to grieve? Why do I feel out of control? I'm so glad it's over. I never knew it would hurt so bad! I feel so relieved.

People who suffer a loss may experience one or more of the following symptoms of grieving:

I feel as if it isn't real.

I feel a tightness in my throat and a heaviness in my chest.

My mood changes over the slightest things.

What is there left for me to live for?

Sometimes I feel angry.

I cry at unexpected times.

I don't want others to see me when I feel sad.

 I can't concentrate.

I sense my loved ones presence, like hearing their voice.

I feel like my mind is on a merry-go-round that won't stop.

I have trouble sleeping.

I don't feel hungry.

I'm eating all the time.

I have an empty feeling.

I miss being touched.

I'm so lonely

These grief responses are all natural and normal.

It is important to reach out and talk with people
 and to cry when you need to.



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