Grief is the normal and natural response to loss, so there is nothing wrong with grieving. Grievers don’t need to be fixed. They need to be listened to without analysis, criticism, or judgment. Just being with them at this time of need is important.
Grief is universal. All of us have experienced grief throughout our lives, as a result of many changes and losses. But we are not well prepared to really handle, manage or recover from the emotional impact, which result from these changes and losses.
Loss and grief bring up feelings that we may not understand; perhaps we have not experienced to this point and learning how to navigate through these feelings is so important. Here are a few simple ways to get started in your personal process.
Here are some books that I hope you find helpful to navigate through a loss.