I titled this article How do we get f***cked up?, with the intention of presenting as tongue-in-cheek to make light of the reality that each and every person on this planet has something to deal with.
There is nothing wrong with us, moving through grief is simply navigating an experience in life.
It is not unusual to be oblivious to the emotional dents we carry. I believe we genuinely do not realise there is anything wrong until some life altering experience causes a metaphorical penny to drop; producing a chain reaction to seek answers or deeper meaning to life. Now the process of getting to know ourselves begins by unraveling how we tick. Discovering what is innate to our personality and what we have learned. We become aware of the depth of our character and soul-searching ramps up.
Residue of grief or mourning over something which is broken or lost can cause emotional stress. Consider these examples: