How to Counsel the Grieving?
The confusion in how to counsel the grieving of others is a complicated issue. While there is an academic and scientific approach, the best advice is everyone is different and to approach
each person in grief differently according to the situation.
Jennifer Fulwiler in her article “Grief is Messy” (National Catholic Register) discovered this when a neighbor tragically was killed in an accident.
A week ago last Saturday, I witnessed a terrible motorcycle accident in the neighborhood. I was the first person to check on the victim, and was not prepared for what I would find. The young rider had died instantly, but the scene was like something out of a war zone. When the police arrived, even veteran offices were shocked.
I was not able to recognize the young man, and spent the evening in sorrow and shock for him and for his family, whoever they were. It would all be magnified the next morning, when I found out his identity. He was our neighbor, the 21-year-old son of the family just a few doors down from us.
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From this article one can the complications in approaching or counseling those in grief from one perspective.
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