Sometimes, grief leads us to rely on others for our journey. In that case, we might be able to rely on family or friends to get us through our time of grief. Sometimes, however, our family and friends are also going through a grief journey of their own, and might not be able to take someone along with them. On the other hand, we fall into a grief that is so large we must seek professional help to work our way through to the other side. I would suggest you find a qualified grief counselor in that case.
When we lose someone we hold close to our hearts, we never really get over it. What we do is learn to live with their loss in our lives and learn to live in the world without them. Grief tells us that we have loved someone dearly and living without him or her can be difficult. A grief journey allows us a way through the unbearable pain so that we can live a good life while still missing them.
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Center for Transformative Counseling
National Alliance for Grieving Children