Can Grief Bring On Menopause Too Soon?

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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

Are the 5 Stages of Grief Factual? What Science REALLY Knows

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Grief can be overwhelming and traumatic, and sometimes people search for any form of explanation as to why they must go through such an experience. The 5 stages of grief were defined to be used to help people deal with grief, but are these stages real? I did some research to find out where these … Read more

Why is Grief Worse at Night?

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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?

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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?

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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

Complicated Grief Therapy: The Complete Overview

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Grief is a complex and devastating emotion that people often experience after a significant loss or a great trauma has occurred in their lives. Complicated grief therapy seeks to help people deal with a significant loss in healthier ways. So, what is complicated grief therapy? Complicated grief therapy uses a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy to … Read more

10 Ways Grief Can Drive You Insane

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Grief is an all-encompassing and often seemingly endless sadness and enough to drive a person insane. The pain you experience when you suffer a significant loss can be unbearable. While most people are familiar with the five stages of grief, ‘ it is still not something ‘ that’ s experienced linearly or measurably. Grief has … Read more

16 Reasons Grief is so Hard to Overcome

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Grief is an emotion that is particularly tricky to overcome. Most people associate it with the death of a family member or loved one, but grief can be triggered by other circumstances such as a break, the loss of a job, or the death of a pet. Many people who suffer from grief feel as … Read more

How Does Grief Affect Libido?

A person’s libido will be affected by a wide array of different factors—diet, age, current emotions, and sleepiness, just to name a few.  It comes as no surprise, then, to hear that grief can have a serious impact on one’s libido. How does grief affect libido? A person’s sex drive is affected by their overall … Read more

5 Reasons Grief Comes in Waves (And How to Deal with it)

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Grieving is a lengthy process. In the beginning, it is all-encompassing. With time, it lessens and will come on in smaller bouts. It is very much like waves when it comes on, and you must ride that wave until the next break. Just know there will be a break. Grief is different for everyone. It … Read more