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

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

If a loved one has passed and you are considering cremation, you'd have to determine whether you will be burying the ashes or keeping them somewhere else. Regardless of what you plan to do, you may...

Lost a Pet? How to Help Your Other Pets Grieve

Losing a pet is difficult for the entire family, including other pets. Unfortunately, many pet owners aren’t aware that their other furry companions also experience a sense of loss and need special...

Ways To Celebrate The Birthday Of A Loved One Who Has Passed

If a family member has passed away, dealing with grief isn’t easy. Many people find that they are unable to come to terms with their loss for a very long time. This sorrow becomes all the more chal...

What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With?

Funeral directors are there to support you before, during, and after service. They take up many responsibilities during a funeral process, often customizing their services based on their client's r...

Financial Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Most people don’t like to think about death and aren’t comfortable with the idea of planning their own funeral. At Tindall Funeral Home, we encourage you to think beyond this discomfort because pre...

Coping With the Death of a Sibling

Sibling relationships are unique and often tricky to navigate. That's why people often struggle to come to terms with the loss of a brother or sister. This unique bond has a significant influence o...

What Is Funeral Crowdfunding?

If you have ever planned a funeral service, you would know exactly how costly it can be to organize everything correctly. Depending on the types of services you opt for, the decorations and other a...

Coping With Memories Of Loss And Grief At Christmas

During Christmas time, everything around looks bright and cheery. However, if you have lost a loved one, the grief can build up inside of you even as the festivities continue.  While you may n...

What To Expect After The Funeral

Even after a loved one passes away, the family members have to go on with their lives. This can be extremely difficult, especially if you have had an excellent relationship with the decedent. Many ...

Remembering And Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

During the holiday season, families get together and spend happy moments with each other.  While this is normal for most families, those who are grieving may find it very difficult to deal wit...