Great article on grief and knowing what to expect and what not. It is hard sometimes to know what is normal grieving as opposed to complicated grieving. This article looks at 13 things to watch out for.
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The article, Grief: What’s Normal, What’s Not ― and 13 Tips to Get Through It, states,
“At times, emotions may get tucked under a rather out-of-body feeling. At other times, you may feel your insides squeeze with loss. One day, you may feel like throwing something that would shatter. Another day, you could feel a strange sense of peace.
This is why, Ms. Greene says, it’s so important to be patient with yourself. You have your own unique way of handling things.
Often, the caring and well-intentioned people around you lack understanding about grief, and about the natural process of grieving.
They might say, “Keep busy.” But often, this simply postpones a necessary emotional upheaval, a process we all have to go through.
“We live in a culture that wants to quickly move past grief, as though it were an obstacle,” Ms. Greene says. “We just want to be ‘over it.’ But the truth is, it’s normal for someone who is grieving to feel off-kilter for a very long time.”
Do your best to be patient with those around you whose intentions may be kind but who sometimes speak without enough forethought about what a bereaved person is really feeling.
“Unless a person is trained in grief counseling, they may find it challenging to understand the phases of grieving,” Ms. Greene says.”
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