Virtually every aspect of our lives involves loss of some kind. And there will be varying degrees of grief associated with that loss.
I have had many clients come to see me about their loss and tell me they don’t have the right to grieve because someone they know is doing it so much harder with their type of loss. My answer is always to say that their grief is genuine and needs to be addressed. They have a right to grieve.
Loss can be the loss of a precious object.
It can involve burglary.
It can be losing your house.
It can be moving to a new area or country.
It can be losing a job.
It can involve losing a body part, or losing the use of a body part.
It can be the end of a relationship.
It can be any number of things.
Whatever matters to you that you no longer have is a loss.
The pain around those losses is genuine and you have the right to be upset about it.
You may also need to talk to a counsellor about your loss and its impact on you.
Never be afraid to ask for help.