Great relationship article for those who have just experienced a break up and are going through the loss of a losing a boy or girl friend and the pain associated with it
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The article, The Emotions of Grief After a Breakup, by Susan Elliott states
“I find that there are so many misconceptions when it comes to grief, especially when a relationship ends.
When I wrote Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You, I wanted there to be a great deal of emphasis placed on grieving the lost relationship. When I wrote the book, I thought that was one thing that was conspicuously absent in breakup literature. After working with clients for years, I knew that many people needed to know that they are normal if they are grieving and that grief after a breakup is normal and natural. What is NOT natural is our society’s inclination to encourage people to blow by their very real grief.
I am a certified grief counselor who has been doing this work for many years. I’m someone who believes describing grief work in “stages” is misleading. “Stages” seems to indicate that you go neatly from one to the next. That is not how most people grieve. I prefer Beverley Raphael’s description of grief as phases. This acknowledges that phases can go in and out and back again. Grief rarely, if ever, goes from one emotion or state to the next. It’s much messier than that. “
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