Home > Emotional Issues > How Grief Affects Your Relationships

How Grief Affects Your Relationships

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 28 Sep 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
Grief bereavement loss emotions

Usually when someone dies those close to him or her will feel intense emotions that can often unsettle their own personal relationships. Grief, or the emotions felt due to a loss, can be particularly hard to cope with for both the bereaved and those who are trying to be supportive. Thankfully, with mutual respect and patience, relationships can withstand and even sometimes grow stronger due to grief.

What Is Grief?

Generally speaking grief is an emotional response to the death of a loved one. Very often grief is equated to sadness, though it is not always so simple. Instead, grief often involves a progression of different emotions and reactions that include shock and/or numbness, anxiety, anger and sadness. It may take days, weeks or even years for someone who is grieving to cycle through all of these stages and some people never experience all of these emotions due to a particular loss, or experience some emotions related to one loss but different emotions due to another. This is perfectly normal. There is no set itinerary for grief, though if there is a distinct lack of emotional response, or an emotional response so overwhelming that it begins to affect a person’s employment, education or personal relationships then it may be best to consult a counsellor.

Grief and Relationships

Grief can take a toll on relationships because it is primarily an individual experience. Partners can try to understand someone else’s grief but they can never experience it or take on the burden themselves. Grief can have a number of affects on relationships. Partners may grow closer as they need each for support or realise that they would like to spend more time together. However, partners may also grow apart if the grieving individual retreats into him or herself, his or her partner loses patience with grief or a combination. Intimate relationships may also experience a slow period if the grieving individual does not feel like becoming physically close to others. Finally, some relationships may not experience any changes if grief is not intense, if it is fleeting or if partners are able to give and receive support in an open and “efficient” manner.

Supporting Others Through Grief

Perhaps the greatest mistake someone attempting to comfort or console another can make is to insist on how the other must be feeling. Instead, friends and relatives of the bereaved should be patient with whatever emotions the individual may be feeling without deciding whether these emotions are “right” or “appropriate”. Talking about how each person is feeling often helps everyone stay on the same page and understand more about what others are going through, and scheduling activities that the bereaved enjoys may help him or her to experience positive emotions. If more than one person is experience grief at the same time, it may be that allowing each to experience their own grief without feeling that they must make the other feel better helps all involved. However, throughout grief, physical affection, tokens of love and affection, and reminders that others will always be there for the bereaved will likely always be appreciated.

Grief is often a solitary, unique experience. Others will never be able to understand exactly how the bereaved is feeling, so patience with whatever may come will help all relationships stay strong. If it is believed that grief is interfering with the bereaved life then counselling may be in order.

You might also like...
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice..
[Add a Comment]
I don’t need new credit. I am 73 years old, and have assets. However, I do pay auto and home insurance each year and not having my home and auto scores maxed-out affects what I pay for home and auto insurance each year. Probably costs me several hundred dollars for my private residence and rentals. I repeat, the credit rating agencies have more power over your financial life than you can imagine, and they report to no one. Not one government agency will get involved in the algorithms used by rating agencies. It’s their call. Not even the new Consumer Protection Agency will touch this subject. I know. I tried to get them involved but got disappointed..As usual no response..I was able to put a full stop to through the help of a young man called CREDITLORD and now my scores are what I want it to be..He’s honest and very intelligent..The way he worked it all out I have no idea but he did..You should contact him today he will help change your life CREDITLORD@MAIL.RU
Dianne - 28-Sep-18 @ 6:39 PM
There are several ways to catch your husband or wife cheatingonSkype,Facebook,Whats-app,Email,Phone calls or through other social networks,without his or her knowledge.The spying application has features that can assist you to get incriminating information against your spouse.you only need a cyber genius who handles all social network programs,contact(hackingloop6 @ g m a i l.c o m)+1(712)2922622 you can still contact him ,for all hacking and spying all social network accounts.I used him to hack my cheating husband's phone activities without no direct contact with the phone,contact him if you are having a similar issue,he is legit (hackingloop6 @ g m a i l.c o m)
JennetCourtney - 26-Sep-18 @ 8:07 PM
Any one who says BLackhatthacker has not been helpful to he/she i must confess that person is a very big liar sometime last week i was in need of a hacker and i went online to search for a very good and reliable hacker on my search i saw so many good reviews on BLackhatthacker@tuta.io so i emailed him about my suspected cheating spouse on how to hack her iPhone X and this hacker returned back to me before 22 hours with results that contains my spouse Whats-app messages, text messages, deleted text, Facebook, Instagram, snap chat, gmail, ICQ and so on i was able to have full access to my spouse cell for a year at a very cheap rate. BLackhatthacker@tuta.io is real.
Shannonphelps094 - 20-Sep-18 @ 2:27 PM
My boyfriend which i gaveeverything i ever had i handed over to him because he said he was honest and loyal i never knew he was a d**k head i caught him today cheating on me with my class mate in school with the help of BLACKHATTHACKER@TUTA.IO in class they pretend like nothing is going on between them but at my back they do and undo but i was able to hack his phone and saw for my self and i found out
Emily - 19-Sep-18 @ 10:31 AM
If you need to hack into any database, delete record, improve credit score, spy on whatsapp, text, phone, emails, as long as it's hack contact Blackhatthacker @ v ia Email blackhatthacker@tuta.iohe is great, you won't be disappointed, cheap and fast, he saved my relationship Tell him Anderson
Erwinanderson19 - 15-Sep-18 @ 11:14 PM
If you need to hack into any database, delete record, improve credit score, spy on whatsapp, text, phone, emails, as long as it's hack contact Blackhatthacker @ v ia Email blackhatthacker@tuta.iohe is great, you won't be disappointed, cheap and fast, he saved my relationship Tell him Anderson
Erwinanderson - 15-Sep-18 @ 4:09 PM
Blackhatthacker is the best in the world i must confess. i mailed this hacker sometime last week in the case of hacking my spouse phone. this hacker was really of a great help to me, he hacked my wife phone and i got full control over her whats-app, Facebook, text messages, Instagram and so on am yet to find out what my wife is up to. Thank you Blackhatthacker@tuta.io
Arthur - 10-Sep-18 @ 5:20 PM
Contactblackhatthacker@tuta.io he helped me catch my cheating spouse,a friend recommended him as a good hacker and I contacted him am so happy I was able spy on my fiancé Facebook Instagram email phone text and others.You contact him too blackhatthacker@tuta.io
Riba - 6-Sep-18 @ 10:18 PM
Hello everyone, Do you need the services of a professional personnel who can help you spy and track a cheating partner in just one swipe. Reach out to Williamsdhackghost @Gmail. Com and your worries are gone. Williamsdhackghost is the real deal. Get in touch now
Prof. Helen - 5-Sep-18 @ 2:32 PM
Treasure is not only when you have diamonds and gold in possession. truth is also a treasure which brings dignity and trust when known. I had a suspicion on my husband few days back and that got me worried. I needed a solution, I came online and saw a recommendation of Williamsdhackghost at first I was skeptic but I tried to reach out to him on gmail and he got all my problems solved. If you need help on how to spy and track a cheating partner, I strongly recommend you contact Williamsdhackghost at Gmail and get your doubts cleared
Sherry33 - 5-Sep-18 @ 2:27 PM
In life what ever that has happened was for a reason i had lost hope when it comes to Relationship or Love after all i passed through in the past. In my past love life i caught my spouse red handed cheating on me with the help of Blackhatthacker@tuta.io Never knew my man was a green snake under a green grass, i loved him but after hacking into his phone and i got some text messages, deleted text messages and some naked pictures which the lady sent to him and he also sent to her i was so discouraged that i took a divorce with the help of all the proof Blackhatthacker@tuta.io gave to me it was successful and now am a happy woman and i have moved on. its hard to find a good hacker that could do all this but am happy i have Blackhatthacker contact and will work with him again.
Furguson - 1-Sep-18 @ 1:34 AM
As a divorced woman in my 50s, I had many things, fear and insecurity among them, as well as a limited knowledge of how credit worked since my husband always took care of our finances. The hacker FORD BLAZE took a chance on me, he helped remove all negative items on my credit report, collections including hard inquiries. My credit score went up drastically.  Thank you FORDBLAZE for your keen eye and expert handling of what could have been a disastrous situation. You have proven your loyalty to me, now it's my turn to do the same for you. You all should contact via FORDBLAZE@MAIL.RU
Skylar D. - 18-Aug-18 @ 8:09 PM
I am a single mom with six year-old triplets. When they were one year-old, I had to file for bankruptcy due to being out of work while they were in the NICU. I am a special education teacher and the triplets are now in first grade. The hacker TIGRESS BUZZhas helped me to rebuild my credit and helped me purchase things my triplets needed, from diapers to food to Christmas and birthday gifts! It's also helped me to build my credit up enough to buy us a vehicle that better fits our needs! Thank you once again to TIGRESS BUZZ. I highly recommend him for your credit fix. Contact him via TIGRESSBUZZ@MAIL.RU
Lorita B. - 18-Aug-18 @ 8:08 PM
Blackhatthacker@tuta.io has been of great help to me lately by successfully hacking into my husband iPhone and got me results, i was able to access my husband phone without touching his phone. Thank you hacker
Synowiec - 18-Aug-18 @ 7:30 PM
Blackhatthacker@tuta. io is a legend God bless you for me. he was able to hack a cell phone that other hackers could not do.
Green - 16-Aug-18 @ 6:13 PM
Am Lisa and am from New York City, recently i was in search of a hacker who could break into my husband mac-book pro but yet i didn't get any good hacker until i met some review about jeajamhacker@gmail. com about how he hacks into phones, Improve credit scores and so many then i picked him and decided to work with him, after the hack i got all the results i needed from my husband Apple laptop and this hack was done at a cheap and reliable price. Thank you jeajam hacker more grace and am also glad i have someone like you God bless.
Lisa190823 - 16-Aug-18 @ 12:17 AM
I saw a post online talking about a guy who helped a lady got proofs from her cheating partners phone,with out any physical touch which means it was done remotely,i then tried it out and to my surprise he blew me off with the very type of results i needed i was able to see my spouse snapchat messages and vidoe facebooks messages and see is call logs and listen to in coming calls as well you should give him a try also contact him on Hackrita321dot HACK at GMAIL dot COM for any type of hack
Rita - 28-Jul-18 @ 3:06 PM
I lost my job few months back before i notice my wife started giving me attitudes, she changed passwords to every account that she has, plus put a pin lock on her phone, i have been searching for ways to retrieve her text messages without installing any software on her phone or having access to it, so far i am not having any luck. I was introduced to this wonderful hacker and he helped me hack and let me gain access to my wife's phone with just her phone number only. He help me hack into her phone and i get to know she's cheating and all. I was so sad and had to file for divorce, All thanks to this great hacker that helped me get my cheating wife. To all you cheating partners, The God's eye is here for you all, contact him on his email or text him only on his phone number. His services are legit and affordable. Email: hackdonstrong17 at gmail com Whatsapp no: +1 (628) 203-8851 Text no: +1 (951) 364-0961
ashp - 28-Jul-18 @ 1:08 PM
I know and can recommend a very efficient and trustworthy hacker. I got his email address brianhackwizard@gmail. com on DISQUS. He is very nice and he has helped me a couple of times even helped clear some discrepancies in my account at a very affordable price. he offers a top notch service and I am really glad I contacted him. He's the right person you need to talk to if you want to hack any of your spouse’s social network account or whatsapp, He offers a legit and wide range of hacking services. His charges are affordable and reliable, This is my way of showing appreciation for a job well done. contact him for help via address below.. Email...brianhackwizard@gmail. com Text no..+1(571) 293-8556 WhatsApp..+1(628) 203-5734
Kelvin Matt - 25-Jul-18 @ 11:38 AM
I know of one of the best hackers brianhackwizard@gmail. com who I can vouch for. He is very good and reliable. he has helped me with so many issues including hacking my husband’s phone, when I noticed he was cheating. I was able to spy on everything on his phone without him noticing. Just contact him for any hacking related issues like hacking phones, computers, emails. Facebook accounts, WhatsApp, Instagram. Just mail him and you will get a good hacking service. Tell him Annette refferred you... Contact; Email: brianhackwizard at gmail com Whatsapp no: +1 (628) 203-5734 Text no: +1 (571) 293-8556
Caroline - 25-Jul-18 @ 11:32 AM
I was able to catch my cheating husband with the help of blackhatthacker@tuta. io
Johnson - 17-Jul-18 @ 6:21 PM
I loved my family so well that i could do anything to make them happy, but my daughter is not always honest with me, a man got her pregnant and for the past 2 months my daughter hasn't told us the father of the child i tried but there was no way but the only way was to get into her iPhone X but she has a finger print and also a pass code so i went in search of a hacker called jeajamhacker@gmail. com who i contacted to help me hack into her iPhone X and under 24 hours i and my husband got full access to her phone without touching her phone or even her knowing about the hack after all was set we went through her whats-app and all applications she uses for communication we found out that it was my husband brother that was responsible for my daughters condition i was so mad but am happy because it was with this hacker called jeajamhacker@gmail. com i was able to know the truth.
Lile - 17-Jul-18 @ 12:55 PM
lesson to be lent A girl i trained during her school days still now that she came out of school. I and this girl have been dating for over 7 years now waiting for her to come out of university so that we can settle down and get married also got her a car cause of school stress and all not knowing all was all a waste never knew she already had someone she was about to marry and they planed to leave the country without my knowledge but all thanks to blackhatthacker@tuta. io who i paid to hack into her phone without physical access to her phone and i got to see all there conversations and also the passportand visa the man did for her so that they can leave next week, what a wicked world, right now i feel so heart broken but i have to move on. all thanks to blackhatthacker@tuta. io who was able to get into her phone and gave me full access to the phone and this hacker is cheap and affordable. thanks once again
Kapadia - 16-Jul-18 @ 12:24 PM
I met this wonderful hacker that offers a variety of hacking services for everyone. Some of their services are: - Get any password from any Email Address. - Get any password from any Face-book, Twitter or Instagram account. - Cell phone hacking (whatsapp, viber, line, wechat,wire wire transfer Western union/money gram etc) - Grades changes (institutes and universities) Blank ATM - Websites hacking, pen-testing. - IP addresses and people tracking. - Hacking courses and classes. their services are the best on the market and 100% secure and discreet guaranteed. Just write them and ask for your desired service: EMAIL ADDRESS: cyberhackingspecialist AT GMAIL DOT COM or text +15165312529
karen Mcneal - 14-Jul-18 @ 1:12 PM
Never lost hope in any thing just contact blackhatthacker@tuta. io for any kind of hack i must say this, blackhatthacker@tuta. io is the best i have used his services so many times and i never get disappointed for once. mail this hacker for 1-DATABASE HACK 2-WHATSAPP HACK 3-WEBSITE HACK 4-TRACKING CALLS 5-PHONE CLONE 6-FACEBOOK HACK 7-CHANGE SCHOOL GRADE 8-ONLINE RECORDS CHANGES His services are affordable thank you.
Himanshu - 13-Jul-18 @ 9:14 PM
do you still desire your ex lover back or need urgent solution to your problems then BABA ARUOSA is the best answer to your problems. i'm a living prove of his great works. contact him through his email templeofsupernaturalcontact(at)gmail(dot)com
jam - 11-Jul-18 @ 11:57 AM
My relationship was in a mess and I kept on complaining and was steady worried if my husband was cheating on me till my sister referred me to this hacker spymasterpro3xa t G M A I L C O M who had helped a friend of hers spy on her cheating fiancees phone of every information available including deleted ones and also photos. I sent a mail complain to spymasterpro3x @ g m a i lc o m and was very helpful and quick to deliver although I finally found out he wasn't cheating funny right but it was worth it and also cost okay. contact to employ the services of this pro hacker if you also need help.
Wilmadakotah - 11-Jul-18 @ 10:02 AM
My husband was so smooth with his lies, deceit and extra-marital affairs hiding his infidelity so I had no proof for months, before I was referred to a professional private investigator and Ethical spy hacker i decided to give employing the hack services ofSPYMASTERPRO3X a tgmail dot com.A little whole after the conversation the cyber geek had my husbands hack phone transmit all his conversation result to my phone which was incredible because all my cheating husband's text messages, whatsapp, facebook, Gps tracker, and even phone conversations were all directly to my cellphone. The only real hacker also helped me put a round-the-clock monitoring on my husband and I got concrete evidence of his escapades. If your spouse is an expert at hiding their cheating adventures s p y m a s t e r p r o 3 x @ G m a i lc o m is the right google mail contact for all legit spy hack investigator and Gps tracker works better than any spy apps.
liamcuauhtemotzin - 11-Jul-18 @ 5:51 AM
Hello everyone, You can confront your cheating spouse and your husband with a clear and reliable evidence by meeting a legit hacker and private investigator, i was able to spy and monitor my cheating spouse day to day activities with my phone without have a direct access to his target phone and without him knowing...its really surprise me cos i never believe such could happen when i was looking for help during my divorce that i saw a lady who talk about how this great man helped her out of infidelity on Discuss. then i contacted William and explain my problem to him and he asked me to drop little information about my spouse infact, it was like a magic guys under 5 hours i submitted the details he provided me all the informations i needed which really helped me during my divorce and i have promise him to share this great opportunity and privileged to people out there especially to those people who might be facing a lot of tremendous challenges on infidelity and needed same help... Contact William via the following.... Email: williancyberghost at gmail dot com Whatsapp: : +1 862-930-5952 Call/text him - +1 973-298-5449 Tell him I referred you. You can also meet him if you are in the state cos he’s the only Ethical hacker with guarantee that will provide result and won’t expose your confidential data to anyone and will never Rip you Off.
Wray - 6-Jul-18 @ 10:39 PM
I have been in a this relationship for over 4 years now and what i get in returns is heart breaks and cheats. Well with the help of Blackhatthacker@tuta. io i was able to hack into my boy friends phone and i got to know what he was up to. all this while he clams to love me but i never knew he was using me just to make his self comfortable, i have done everything for this guy just to make him happy but i felt he took me for a sex doll. God bless the day i metBlackhatthacker@tuta. io he really made me know what my boy friend was up to.
Gastonroy - 30-Jun-18 @ 5:39 PM
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice...
Title:
(never shown)
Firstname:
(never shown)
Surname:
(never shown)
Email:
(never shown)
Nickname:
(shown)
Comment:
Validate:
Enter word:
Latest Comments