Whether you’re going through a breakup, divorce, or have lost a loved one, there is nothing that anyone can do or say to take away the pain and heartache of this loss. These are the most difficult events that all of us will ever experience. So how can therapy help? First of all, it can provide you with some time and space to begin to experience and process the emotions associated with your loss. Unfortunately, our society does not always encourage us to do this, and instead we are encouraged to “move on” and “get over it” as quickly as possible. 

The emotions associated with grief and loss can range from denial, shock and numbness to rage, anger, and depression. They are all a normal and natural part of this process, and you are experiencing them for a reason. None of us like to experience negative emotions, but bottling things up, isolating ourselves from others, and pretending like everything is okay only serve to prolong this process. This process is never truly over, but it is possible for it to get easier. Allow others to provide you with help and support during this incredibly difficult time. You are not meant to go through this alone.