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Grief Myths and Denial of Pain

Grief Myths and Denial of Pain

Grief Myths Grief myths are self defense systems within our own mental and cognitive functioning where we utilize denial as a way to ward off pain or disturbing thoughts.  Thoughts of death, or the reality of death can sometimes become overbearing and naturally denial seeps in.  Denial is a natural reaction within the process of grief, but if we hold onto these myths of denial for too long a period, they can become pathological. The first four myths listed here are personal and reflect how people attempt to dismiss pain when in grief. 1.  I can handle this on my own 2. I do not need to