Not that long ago we had a discussion among friends asking ourselves this question.
We were divided and shared our experiences. Some felt that no matter what they did in the past that grief would hit them like a brick wall when a new loss happened.
Some said that because they had gone through a grieving process before with the help of someone or a group they felt more prepared. They would still grieve and feel the pain but that they had more insight, rituals, and knew with whom to share their feelings.
Just the knowledge that there were people out there that would understand them made the loss and grief less difficult.
You might experience both sides.
If you experience the sadness, pain and grief of losing a loved one and feel overwhelmed by your emotions you might want to have a look where you can get help.
Most towns have small bereavement groups that are free to attend. They are a good point to start if you don’t have anyone else. You can find them by searching the Internet or look at your local hospital's website.
Sharing memories about your loved one is healing. Even talking about how your loved one died can help you to let go of feelings that overwhelm you.
All of you that have been in an overwhelming grief situation know how difficult it can be to take this first step.
You can do it!
Take good care and don't forget I can help you too (smile), Jacqueline
PS: If you like to talk to someone outside your inner circle about the grief you experience click reply now or click on the phone and make an appointment for a free call. ☎️ I can help you. This free offer is open to former Healing for Grieving Hearts clients too.
Jacqueline Steudler is an Art Therapy Expert and Grief Recovery Specialist®. Her program Healing For Grieving Hearts enables women to move from overwhelming grief to a new sense of purpose. The program includes mindful action steps and therapeutic art interventions. Jacqueline facilitates the program in person or by Skype. http://www.healingforgrievinghearts.com