The Role of Anger in Grief


Anger is a well-recognized emotion involved with the grieving process, but it may still be difficult for you and those around you to cope with. You may feel that your anger is misplaced, as it is a much more fiery and uncomfortable emotion than sadness or denial. However, it may be a challenge not to feel angry when you feel so out of control at the loss of a loved one. Anger does have a valuable role in grieving individuals. It can let you sort through the fact that the world keeps spinning after a loved one is lost and bridge the gap between feelings of hopelessness and a sense of acceptance. You should not dwell in the anger that comes with loss, but know that it is a normal part of grief and that it can give you energy to channel into more positive feelings.

If you have lost a loved one, Chapel of the Chimes can make the process easier with all-inclusive end of life services and grief support for friends and families. We offer an array of funeral options to cater to the many cultural traditions of California’s East Bay. Get to know us and tour our grounds online or call us at (510) 471-3363 to request a pre-planning guide. 

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