Grief can be a roller coaster

Instead of a series of stages, we might also think of the grieving process as a roller coaster, full of ups and downs, highs and lows. Like many roller coasters, the ride tends to be rougher in the beginning, the lows may be deeper and longer. The difficult periods should become less intense and shorter as time goes by, but it takes time to work through a loss. Even years after a loss, especially at special events such as a family wedding or the birth of a child, we may still experience a strong sense of grief. (Source: Hospice Foundation of America)

It is extremely painful to lose a loved one and you are prone to experiencing all kinds of difficult emotions, and it’s easy to feel like you would never get over such tremendous loss. There is no right way or wrong way to grief, but there are some ways of making things easier. Time, heals all wounds so, give yourself time. We all have different coping styles, and these, as well as our personalities, life experiences and the nature of the loss would determine how long we grief for. Bear in mind that there is no time-table.