Grief over the loss of a person due to death or the end of a relationship can take many forms. Intrusive, recurring thoughts centering around or dominated by the loss often cause the grieving person to experience poor concentration, sudden or prolonged tearful spells, and confusion about the future. In a sense, the individual's future is temporarily "lost" after the experience of a significant loss. Individuals who must live through significant losses at any moment in their life (i.e., deaths, major illness, debilitating accidents, divorces, jobs) almost invariably experience severe depression and discouragement, and exhibit strong, uncharacteristic emotional responses that can be cause of concern. Among these strong emotional or psycho-somatic responses there can be a diminished appetite, weight loss, insomnia, despair, loss of self-esteem and moments of suicidal ideation. In many cases, the feelings of guilt that not enough was done to prevent the loss from occurring, or an unreasonable belief of having contributed to the loss can become quite overwhelming. Among the most frequent coping strategies that may be instinctively adopted are the avoidance of talking on anything more than a superﬁcial level about the loss, or refusing to talk about it at all. This is a rather primitive defense mechanism and can serve a useful purpose, at least briefly. Eventually, if the severe grief does not resolve itself into a painful but bearable acceptance of the loss within a few weeks, or at most a three or four months (depending on the severity of the loss), the grief becomes more problematic (Complicated Grief) and requires professional help.