Losing a loved one is never easy. When someone close to you dies, you may feel like part of you has died as well. Things you used to enjoy may not give you the same happiness you used to feel, and you may find that you have trouble eating, sleeping or concentrating on tasks as you go about your day. This is all completely normal, and part of the process of grieving. When you are dealing with the loss of a friend, relative or pet, you need to give yourself time to heal and not try to rush into getting over it. Ben Wolf is here to help people in and around St. Paul process their grief in a way that is healthy, so that you can come out on the other side with a sense of closure and the ability to remember your departed loved one while continuing to enjoy your life.
When someone you love dies, you can expect to feel as though you are in shock, whether the death was sudden or due to a prolonged illness. No matter how prepared you think you are, the news of your loved one’s passing may come as a devastating blow that affects every aspect of your life and can lead to feelings of depression, isolation and despair. It’s important to know that this is all part of the natural process of grieving. Allow yourself to feel everything you need to feel, from sadness to anger to happiness, or even guilt for feeling happy- there is no wrong way to feel when you have lost someone you love. Getting in touch with each of your emotions and allowing yourself to experience them fully without censoring yourself will go a long way in helping you heal from the immense pain of the loss you have suffered.
Everyone processes grief differently, and heals from traumatic events in different ways. While some people wish to take a trip to get their mind off of the death of their loved one, others prefer to stay at home and take comfort from the familiarity of their surroundings. Some people need to be surrounded by friends and family as they grieve, while others need to be alone. There is no wrong way to deal with the death of a loved one, just as there is no wrong way to feel about it. Do what you need to do in order to thoroughly process your grief in a healthy way, so that you are able to get back to living your life as you know your departed friend or relative would have wanted you to do.
Ben Wolf has worked with a number of patients on coping with loss, and has a great deal of experience with helping people process the initial shock and sadness of losing a cherished friend or relative. If you need someone to talk to about your loss, Ben Wolf is here for you. Call 612-643-1920 today to schedule a consultation so you can let the healing begin.