Life After Loss: How to Get Through Grief

By Jessica Cassity
September 11, 2022

When you suffer the loss of a loved one, there is no formula for getting back on your feet, no one-size-fits-all strategy for healing a broken heart. That's because grief is a completely unique experience, which presents itself differently from person to person and from culture to culture. Some people cry their way through the devastation, others reflect in silence, and still others turn to celebration as a way to get through mourning. No wonder new research suggests that the often-touted “stages of grief” may be more of a general suggestion than a well-worn path towards healing.

What We All Feel After a Loss

Despite these differences in how we grieve, researchers have pinpointed one key feeling that commonly accompanies grief:

The sense of losing control.