Grief is the intense experience that we all go through in the tragic event of losing somebody we know. There is no right or wrong way to experience it and there is no specific time set on how long it should go for – everyone has their own individual process and this is normal. However, sometimes it has can have an effect that is much larger or lasts for much longer than what would be expected, and it becomes extremely difficult to cope. If you have a partner going through grief and bereavement it is important to seek help, either together or individually, as support can be very important in this time.
Some of the effects of a persistent and extremely distressing period of grief can include:
Although these are all a normal part of the grieving process, as a couple, you should not have to feel as if you are not coping and that the feeling will never go away. Seeking help from a psychologist can help you and your partner to work through these emotions and feelings.
Our psychologists are highly experienced in working with through the process of grief, and in providing relief through: