It hurts to lose someone, and the grief process can be long and arduous, even lasting years. But you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. There are many organizations that lend a helping hand, that offer a figurative shoulder to cry on, and that can connect you with others who are grieving too. One such organization is GriefShare. Although it is a national organization, it also has local meet ups that connect those who are grieving with a friendly, caring group of people who help one another through life’s most difficult experiences. Visit or join a group at anytime, and attend as many meetings as you like. Find a group by visiting https://www.griefshare.org. Sparta Evangelical Free Church facilitates a GriefShare group on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 973-300-1717. Sparta Evangelical Free Church is located at 429 Lafayette Road in Sparta Township.