Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On Grief and Grieving

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be challenging. It can be tempting to try to second guess the situation and wonder what you could have done. On Grief and Grieving explores many grieving situations and what could be done. Our tendencies in interacting with those that are grieving may not be what people want or need. People may often want some closeness, though they may need things on their own terms to deal with it. Different deaths can cause different responses. An octogenarian dying of cancer is different than a teenager dying of cancer. An accident, a crime, a suicide or a mass event all can result in different responses. Sometimes it helps to go back to the place. Crying can also be helpful. The grief may take a long time to process or it can be quick. There are a lot of different things that people can go through. It is important to accept the differences and let the grieving progress, though also make sure there is a path out. Angels and supernatural experiences may also be real in the experiences of those that are grieving. Past experiences as well as secrets (both good and bad) may also come back up in the grieving process. The practical challenges (such as money or other things that are typically handled by the deceased) can also be challenging. Death tends to come at inopportune times, yet it happens to everyone.

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