Loss and grief can be very overwhelming but every person will experience it. It is important not to compare yourself to others during this time because there is no right or wrong way to grieve. You may have feelings of disbelief, sadness, guilt, or anger. It might also be hard to fall asleep, eat or talk to others. This is all completely normal and is just some of the emotions you may experience. Grief can be experienced when someone passes away or when you experience any type of loss. It could be the death of a pet, loss of a friendship, divorce or relationship breakup, or even selling a family home where you had a lot of memories. You may even feel a sense of grief when you move away from home to come to college. The length can vary from person to person and it’s important to be patient with yourself. You may think that you are okay and then a holiday, birthday, or anniversary date might trigger those feelings again. This is all normal. Just remember that this is just a step in the process of healing and you aren’t alone.

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