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Grief Counseling and Issues of Attachment

Grief Counseling and Issues of Attachment

Grief and Attachment The longer and stronger the attachment, the greater the grief A lot of literature about grief is overwhelmingly death orientated. This is a good thing in that death is a universal experience but it is not an everyday thing. True, the loss of a loved one permeates one’s daily life long after the event, but the actual event is singular and for the more fortunate, not nearly as regular. The reality is most people go to counseling for relationship loss.  Grief counselors deal with many people who are devastated by divorce, a cheating spouse, a broken engagement,


Grief: The Experience

Grief: The Experience

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are several stages of the grieving process that are fairly universal.   1. Shock and Denial. This phase often manifests itself in a sort of numbness, a feeling of disbelief and a sense of helplessness. 2. Pain and Guilt. As the shock abates, it is often replaced with feelings of longing for the one we have lost.  It is standard at this stage to experience guilt and remorse about things we may have done or not done, said or not said, to that person. Overwhelming emotional pain is difficult to deal with, and should not