Grief - What is Normal?

By: David Tindall
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

If you are dealing with the death of a loved one for the very first time and are wondering whether you grief is normal, read on... When it comes to healing, people deal with grief in different ways. Some people are unable to control their emotions while others find that they are unable to stop their tears. We at Tindall Funeral Home, have seen that grief takes various forms and there really is no concept of what’s "normal" and what isn’t.

Every person is unique, their personality is different and so are their situations and circumstances. All these aspects have a very important role to play when it comes to how grief manifests itself in different individuals. Let’s take a look at what could be considered normal in grief:

Normal Physical Symptoms Of Grief Could Include:

  • Dry mouth and skin
  • Sleeplessness
  • Loss of appetite or over-eating
  • The area near your heart can hurt
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Feeling confused
  • Other

Normal Emotional Symptoms Of Grief Could Include:

  • Feeling that everything is unreal
  • You feel very distant from others
  • Loss of meaning in your life
  • Frustration and sometimes anger because there was nothing you could do to prevent the death
  • Many people also feel a certain numbness and shock and sometimes guilt as well.
  • Some go through depression while others feel relief if their loved one has suffered from a serious illness before their demise.

While all of these are normal in grief, it’s important to discuss your feeling with someone close to you or you can consult a grief counselor as well. This will provide some solace and peace. For more information on coping with loss, or if you want to know more about services we offer contact Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521, we're always here to help. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What Do I Do With The Ashes After Cremation?

In the case of cremation, the decedent’s family has to decide what they want to do with the ashes. Some people preplan their cremation and mention this aspect in the contract and the family can fol...

Meaningful Gift Ideas For Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

When a person is grieving, they require some support from people around them. Dealing with the death of someone in the family can be a challenging phase. At Tindall Funeral Home, we have seen that ...

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

After a person’s death, you can either bury or cremate the body. The former is the conventional way to dispose of the body and cremation is a relatively new concept. At Tindall Funeral Home, we hav...

Do Women Serve As Pall Bearers At A Funeral?

At most funerals, it is common to see men carrying the casket, which raises the question- Do women serve as pallbearers at a funeral? At Tindall Funeral Home, clients sometimes ask us this question...

What is Cremation Jewelry

When you lose a loved one, dealing with the grief is only one aspect. The situation is incredibly difficult because death has a certainty to it and you know that you will never set eyes on the pers...

Creative Ideas for Funeral Services

How people look at death and grieve when they lose a loved one has changed significantly over the years. Tindall Funeral Home has seen that clients these days prefer to celebrate the life of their ...

Sending Flowers to the Bereaved

Sending flowers along with a thoughtful condolence note is a simple way to express your support to grieving family members. Different types of flowers convey thoughtfulness, empathy, and comfort. T...

Honoring and Coping with the Loss of Loved One

It is vital to find different ways to keep the memory of a loved one alive after their death. Dealing with the loss can become an uphill task for you and other members of your family. However, we a...

Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

We all have to pass at some point in time but most people are not very comfortable with discussing anything related to death and dying. This aspect is slowly changing over time. We at Tindall Funer...

Irrevocable Pre-Need Arrangements

A funeral services package, or pre-need arrangement, is a pre-paid agreement between a person and a funeral home. It details the funeral arrangements for that individual upon their demise. It&...