How long should we grieve for?
Last Updated: 05/01/2018 at 9:02am
Jennifer Patterson, LMFT, ATR-BC
Life can be messy. Sometimes you need a little support to make your way through it. I love to help guide people through their challenges & to find the beauty in our messes.
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As long as it takes for you to come to terms with the death.
Everyone grieves for different periods of time. There is no time limit. Some people it takes days and some it take a lifetime. It depends on what the person meant to you. Letting go is hard but talking to someone about it might help.
There is no set timeline on how long we should grieve. Everyone grieves differently, and for different times. I lost my mother Sept. 24th 2015 and it was the most traumatic lose of my life. Over two years later, I'm still grieving. Not like I was when it happened and that time after, but I still grieve. It's getting better all the time, so i'm just allowing myself to grieve as long as I need to heal.
Grieving is a process. Some may get over grief quickly and for others it may take time. Everyone deals with grief in their own way.
There is no set time frame for how long it takes to grieve, it is different for everyone. There are a few things to keep in mind that can let you know if you should seek additional support with a mental health professional. Grieving is a natural reaction to loss, however when grief does not resolve in a typical time frame there may be a deeper issue to resolve. Generally if grief doesn't resolve within 3-6 months it may be a good idea to check in with a therapist. While there is no standard time frame, the process usually does not take longer than 6 months. Again, everyone is different and talking about it with someone is a good way of figuring it out.
For some it can be a short time and for others it can take a long time. Everybody deals with grief in their own unique way therefore the time we take is unique also.
There is not a set time that a person should grieve for. The length of time it takes for a person to grieve and work through difficult times depends on a lot of different factors.
No one can truly answer that. It's on you to figure out in your own time. It doesn't get better but you learn to cope with them gone day by day.
The grieving process is not encompassed by time, the sooner you as a griever learns that time is not the element that will solve your issues, but rather the freedom to not feel pressure to end the grieving is the key to overcome and understand the events and to inevitably move forward with time.
I think there is no time limit on how long we grieve im still grieving and it has been nearly a year
As long as you need! Grieving is different for different people - if it helps, it's a bit like how no two people are exactly the same. Your emotions about what or who you've lost may be not at all like someone else's, so really, you should be allowed to grieve for as long as you'd like or as long as feels right.
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