Where are you in your grieving process?
Are you able to be patient with yourself?
When grieving the loss of a loved one we often don’t see over the mountain of pain and sorrow.
We want the pain to stop.
Sometimes we convince ourselves that it is better to ignore our pain. We might distract ourselves with work, Netflix, or hours on social media.
If you have to look out for children you might think that it is better to be strong for them.
Unfortunately the reality is that being strong for others will prolong your grief. Hiding it from your children will teach them that grieving about a loved one is wrong. They might start to hide their feelings as well. You don’t want that.
"Grieving is an inherently human and healthy process. However, when we ignore the reality of the grieving experience, we prolong our pain and cause damage to ourselves. "
When we grieve, we have to integrate a new reality into our lives.
It is important that we have compassion for and with ourselves as we heal.
Take good care,
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