Grief is one of the most powerful feelings we can experience.
Grief doesn’t come by itself. This feeling can bring with it feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, sadness, and other negative emotions. Additionally, grief brings back unresolved feelings from past deaths. This makes each new death a new experience while also multiplying the sorrow that was held inside of us.
The deep emotion associated with grief can make it dangerous but necessary when you’re in recovery. Mourning is also associated with death, but the truth is these feelings can also be felt when a relationship, job, or period of time ends. A change like moving, graduating, losing a job, or a traumatic experience can also cause these intense feelings.
The stress that comes from grief can leave people in recovery vulnerable to a relapse. Being able to process grief will help lead to long-term benefits to your emotional health and your recovery as well. Read on to learn more!