Because grief has to do with feelings, it’s primarily an emotional response, and emotions, by their very nature, are often quite volatile and unpredictable. The emotions associated with grief, such as anger, sadness, and fear, are the ones we generally consider negative, and as a result, we do everything we can to avoid them. To be bunt, grief, by its very nature, is painful, and the grief that arises from a great loss can often – too often – be excruciating.




keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.

a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.
Unfortunately the dictionary can’t express the intense feelings one feels when grieving. It can’t see the pain in your eyes, or the feeling of emptiness. The hours of crying or scream for the pain to just stop or the wishing that you could turn back time and have your loved one back. Nothing or no one will ever really be able to explain grief properly, especially when it’s different in every person.