Handling grief and coping with it is important for one’s overall health and wellbeing. Not being able to handle grief and cope with it is a leading cause for health related issues associated with complicated grief
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The article, How to Handle Grief and Why It’s Important for Your Health, by Cathy Chester states
“Grief can cut like a knife and pierce a hole in your heart that never fully heals. I’ve heard people say they prepare themselves after learning about a loved one’s terminal diagnosis, but how? How do you prepare to say a final goodbye? You can brace yourself as you provide comfort and love, but being fully prepared? Never.
I know the theory behind the Circle of Life; every journey comes to an end, death begins the moment we are born, and no one escapes the inevitable. The Lion King taught us that we’re born of the earth and return to it. Yes, I get it. But how do we say a last goodbye? It’s heart-wrenching.
I’ve been living with grief after the recent loss of my beloved father. I know you can’t get around grief; you have to face it head-on and walk right on through. That’s what I’m trying to do, taking my first baby steps on that long journey, with a lot of support and introspection.”
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