Grief support

Complicated Grief Disorder (CGD)

The pain of losing your loved one will never be gone completely, however it should never remain at the centre of your life. If the pain of grief is so intense and unstoppable such that you are unable to function well in your daily routine, you may be suffering from complicated grief. Complicated grief is as though one is trapped in an extreme state of mourning. You might still be unable to accept the death of your loved one which causes you to be dysfunctional in your life and sabotages your other relationships too.

 

Symptoms of complicated grief include:

  • Intense longing and yearning for the deceased
  • Searching for the person in familiar places
  • Intrusive thoughts or images of your loved one
  • Avoiding things that remind you of your loved one
  • Denial of the death or sense of disbelief
  • Feeling that life is empty or meaningless
  • Imagining that your loved one is alive