The loss of a loved one

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By: Jasmine Coe

The death of someone close to you is one of the hardest things in life to deal with. It is an emotional rollercoaster that very well would be one of the most stressful events in one’s life. During our grieving, we may experience one or more of these feelings:

  • Numbness
  • Denial
  • Disbelief
  • Confusion
  • Shock
  • Sadness
  • Yearning
  • Anger
  • Humiliation
  • Despair
  • Guilt

All of these emotions are normal, even when you being to feel like the duration of your grief is longer than you think is “right”. When dealing with grief, some things that may be helpful in the coping process are:

  • Seek out caring people
  • Express your feelings
  • Take care of your health
  • Accept that life is for the living
  • Postpone major life changes
  • Be patient
  • Seek outside help when necessary

You are not alone in your battle to cope with your loss, someone is always ready to listen.


If you or someone you know is grieving over the loss of a loved one, please contact our psychotherapy offices in New York or New Jersey to talk to one of our licensed professional psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, or psychotherapists at Arista Counseling & Psychotherapy. Contact our Paramus, NJ or Manhattan, NY offices respectively, at (201) 368-3700 or (212) 722-1920 to set up an appointment. For more information, please visit .


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