Everyone will face loss in their life whether it be a loved one, job, or friend. Sometimes we have time to prepare. Other times it happens suddenly without any warning. While grief and loss is a normal aspect of life it can be a difficult experience to move through.
Grief is the emotion that is associated with loss. Appropriate grieving is a helpful part of processing the loss and moving on with life. Some so called authorities report that between two and five years is common to experience loss and grief. It is actually not necessary for healing to take this amount of time. Effective grief counseling can assist the individual in moving through the experience within a much shorter period.