Grief turns your life upside down, especially at first.
Grief counseling, leaning on family, friends and faith groups, and seeking out grief support groups are helpful. Grief has many ups and downs. In time, the memories begin to offer comfort rather than always creating pain. However, when the intense grief does not subside and interferes with resuming daily life for an extended period of time, it could mean that what healthcare providers refer to as “complicated grief” is setting in. Complicated grief calls for attention from a doctor or other healthcare provider.