Cipriana J Arias
Grief and its effects is considered in this paper with the purpose of better understanding how it affects a person. Grief is a natural reaction to loss and change which affects all aspects of a person’s life: the physical, emotional, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual. Grief is not expected but will be experienced in a variety of ways such as experienced, sudden, gradual or anticipated. While most people will experience loss at one time in their lives, not everyone responds in the same way or goes through the same process to recover and heal.
Grief and its Effects Life does not come with a manual on how to cope with grief. Is it possible to escape grief? Unfortunately, grief is one of those inevitable experiences that the majority of people will not escape. Knowledge of the inevitability does not make it easier to accept. Grief is a universal experience and it as unique as each individual that has ever lived. Grief does not discriminate on age, race, or ethnicity. Coping with life becomes more challenging when grief strikes. Although no one wants to experience grief, when it arrives there is hope in healing. There are various things that can cause grief. Some of the reasons for grief are loss of a loved one, a new life direction due to a move, a divorce, a career change or even the loss of a dream (Grief, 2011). Coping and healing from grief can be one of the most difficult things a person will deal with in their life and there are resources to aid those who experience it’s effects. First of all, there is hope in healing when grief is expressed . Helpguide.org put it this way, “Grief that is expressed and experienced has the potential for healing which can eventually strengthen and enrich life (“Grief,” n.d., para. 1). A holistic look on how grief can affect a persons’s life can give the best picture when describing the process of grief. In her
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