Can Delayed Grief Cause Anxiety?

Can Delayed Grief Cause Anxiety?

Meghan seemed to be moving on quite well after her divorce. She was doing great at work, had moved into an apartment she absolutely loved, started going on luxury holidays, and even started working out more. All of her friends were surprised by how quickly she seemed to have moved on from the divorce and … Read more

Why You Grieve For No Reason and What To Do About It

Grief stricken girl crying on bed

We’ve all been sad at times without knowing the cause. There is no reason to be grieving, at least not that we can identify at the moment. And when we’re not feeling great, we’re worse at figuring this out. Maybe we just want to stop feeling bad. Why do you grieve for no reason, and … Read more

Can Grief Bring On Menopause Too Soon?

A child comforts her mother as she grieves the loss of someone close

Grief and menopause may arrive in their own demanding and inconvenient times, amid the chaos of midlife career and financial pressures, caring for children and aging parents, and finding time and energy for self-care and intimate connection. There’s never a good time for any of it, and you may wonder if there’s a cascade effect … Read more

Why is Grief Worse at Night?

Grief stricken girl crying on bed

As humans, we tend to process our thoughts and emotions right before going to bed. For some people, this can be a pandora box. One would think that self-reflection improves their state of mind; however, this can lead to rumination, which is anything but beneficial. Grief, whether related to the loss of a loved one … Read more

Ask Therapist Kasia: How long does it take to get over the death of a parent?

A young girl grieving the loss of someone close

While it is almost inevitable that a child will grieve the loss of a parent in their lifetime, it does not make the process any easier. Many people struggle with understanding grief, and in particular, they wonder how long it will weigh on them. There is no set period for how long grieving a parent … Read more

Can Extreme Grief Cause Physical Pain?

An illustration of a woman laying on a couch who looks tired and lethargic.

Extreme grief can be very painful both mentally and emotionally, but many people wonder if grief can cause physical pain. Extreme grief can have side effects on both the physical body and the brain. The physical experience of grief is different for everyone, so physical symptoms of extreme grief can vary from person to person.  … Read more