Grief is a natural, yet painful response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and express your emotions in ways that allow you to heal.
You may associate grief with the death of a loved one, but any loss can cause despair, including the loss of a relationship, your health, your job, or a cherished dream. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up.
As you deal with your loss, remember that there is no order or timetable for grieving. Everyone grieves differently, but there are healthy ways to cope and heal from the pain.