I've noticed some interesting patterns in my work on how people grieve. Too many people feel that they should not be grieving if they don’t have a “good enough” reason. We can also grieve things other than people.
We have feelings of grief and loss for many different reasons during our lifetime. From becoming an empty nester, to losing a job to losing our independence as we age to tragic loss of loved ones.
Many changes and losses can lead to grief. It means a new normal, it means a different version of ourselves and life. Any loss you grieve is valid.
There is no timeline or consistent process or outline for how to process grief, and it doesn’t always happen like the theories you may have read about.
You may skip some stages and go back and forth and all around; waves of grief coming and going all throughout your life and you move through different stages.
People will tell you things about grief like “time heals all” or "you will feel better in a certain amount of time". These are well meaning but not true.
Grief comes and goes; you will have good and bad months or years and this does not mean you are stuck or broken. It means you are human and coping.
Be kind to yourself - it wont always make sense. Find small ways to take care of yourself daily.
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