As we process through grief, we learn to cope – to handle and deal with the stresses, depression, emptiness and pain that comes from loss. While there is no structure, timetable or correct method for the coping with grieving process, the personality and circumstances of the individual will move them toward certain methods or mechanisms of coping.
Grief is real, regardless of the circumstance. Even dealing with the loss from a death by natural causes has unique factors and emotions that must be handled in order for true healing to take place. Ultimately, the person grieving must come to rest that nothing more could be done and that some of the questions surrounding the death may never be answered.
While we all accept uniqueness in the physical world, it is important that we also understand uniqueness in the spiritual and emotional realms. JinnyTesik, with the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, says that it is especially needed in understanding the grieving process. She says the way we grieve is as unique as our fingerprints. “No two people will ever grieve the same way, with the same intensity or for the same duration.”