You don’t need anyone to tell you when you have a broken heart. You know it, and your body feels it. You may lose your appetite, have a tough time concentrating, you sleep more often or not at all, and your chest might feel like a truck is sitting on it.
As time goes by, the intensity you feel might lessen. You return to your normal eating and sleeping patterns. Over time, you return to your everyday routines, but that doesn’t mean you have recovered from the loss.
Unresolved grief is cumulative and cumulatively negative. It can affect current and future relationships. After a significant emotional loss such as death or the end of a romantic relationship, people alter their life choices to protect their hearts from being hurt again.
Have you ever done that?
Here are some common indicators that you may be experiencing unresolved grief:
Preoccupation with sad or painful memories
Refusal to talk about the loss at all
Increase in alcohol, food, or drug
Overindulge in hobbies, work, or exercise activities
Lack of energy
Isolation from friends and family
Is your life forever changed after a loss? Yes. There’s nothing wrong with grieving, but you don’t have to live the rest of your life in pain. Imagine thinking about someone who died, or an ex, without feeling broken-hearted. Imagine living and loving to the fullest. What would that be like for you?
The primary goal of grief recovery is to help people discover and complete what was left emotionally unfinished. Read that again ...
In taking the actions of grief recovery, it’s not uncommon to uncover - and then complete, a well-spring of things within our relationships that we may have bottled up and potentially turned into permanent resentments.
We believe it’s much more effective to become emotionally complete with what has caused us to be angry, than to constantly re-cycle the anger and suffer damage to our relationships and physical well-being.
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