Regardless of whether you saw it coming or not, the death of a loved one will still affect us just the same. Losing someone we love, be it a friend, a partner or a close relative can affect our brain in a number of ways. While you are grieving, you will find it difficult to deal with other demands of life, you won’t feel like there is any reason to be happy which is understandable, after all you lost someone who you happened to have shared a lot of important and precious memories with.

Now, once the person has been laid to rest, we eventually have to get back to our normal lives and our brain is supposed to adjust. For some people the grieving period can last for day, for others a few weeks. However, if it has been longer than a few weeks and you are still grieving to the point at which you are neglecting yourself, your normal tasks and routines and so on, you might be in need of professional help.

Prolonged grieving and sadness isn’t supposed to be our set equilibrium, in fact, we are supposed to eventually go back to our normal set point, and if you aren’t able to do that, there could be something else that or some problem that might be causing this. The inability to cope and move on can have serious effects on your own mental health overtime, which is why if you feel like you aren’t able to cope properly and that nothing is helping, you should go to a counselor to address the issue. A counselor will provide you a safe environment for you to be able to say whatever you need to and work through your grief. InTouch and Motion in Chicago offers both services in counseling and therapy, so you can choose whichever you please will suit you better.