Grief doesn’t have a particular face or form. It affects us in different ways, showing up sometimes like a two-headed monster, or a silent and all-consuming sadness, or as an angry and bitter soul. It’s hard to recognize and identity and sometimes catches us unawares.
Sometimes it’s caused by obvious causes and losses; other times, things are not that straightforward or evident. Sometimes it’s easy to identify, but other times it’s impossible to recognize.
The coronavirus has got a lot of us locked in self-isolation as a protective measure against the spread. Unfortunately, self isolation and the accompanying lack of social interaction has got many of us feeling lonely in this challenging time.
It’s difficult to live with and manage, having the ability to hinder your quality of life, sense of self and independence. It also has very real physical side-effects, and implications, often manifesting as fatigue, aches, and lowered immunity.
Whether your goal is to find a new sense of value in your motives and abilities; or to use couples therapy to improve communication between yourself and your spouse, I can help start the healing process.