7 Signs Your Grief Is Impacting You Emotionally
Boca therapist Ashley Gersh LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida offering grief counseling services virtually online. Call or book Ashley Gersh today and get a free 15 Minutes Session. Continue with paid sessions on an ongoing basis if you wish.
So much of life is altered after losing a loved one: routine, relationships, careers, etc. Grief can impact various aspects of our lives as the symptoms of grief manifest emotionally, physically, socially, spiritually, or financially. Losing a loved one can feel extremely distressing so it’s not surprising if you’re having a hard time controlling your emotions. During this jarring time, your energy is depleted, your social meter might be low, and engaging with others is challenging. Just getting out of bed might be a big deal compared to the energy you might’ve had before the loss.
Here are seven signs to consider to inform you that grief is impacting you emotionally.
- Frequent crying
- Feeling helpless and depressed
- Increased anger, frustration, and/or irritability
- You’re in disbelief and shock
- You feel guilty
- You’re experiencing shame
- Feeling alone
You are not alone or if you’re going through or have related to any of these experiences please call Ashley Gersh today. Ashley Gersh LMHC is a licensed Boca grief therapist and serves all cities in the State of Florida online as a virtual counselor.
It can be extremely unsettling navigating back into a world that is different now. You’re processing the loss of your loved one while also processing the changes in relationships with those still alive, your routine, identity, career, and more that the loss has impacted. That is a lot of undertaking. We grieve as many times as we come in contact with the loss. When something happens that we wish we could call them up and tell them about, or a time when we would have typically asked for their advice, or a milestone that they can’t witness. Be kind to yourself over and over again as the pain resurfaces. You may want to withdraw to escape the hurt, but it’s important however, not to isolate. Individual and/or group therapy services can be a great place to start as you work towards showing yourself compassion during this time.