Sunday, March 5, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, February 26 - March 4, 2023

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

The first step in offering support is to acknowledge that this is their loss, too.“Support doesn’t have to look different for either partner. It just needs to be actively demonstrated,” said Jacqueline Fernando, a California therapist who specializes in infertility and pregnancy loss counseling. How To Support The Non-Pregnant Partner After A Miscarriage « Huff Post

It's natural to want to make a grieving loved one "feel better," but the task should be to help them feel less isolated. Some well-meaning statements can cause feelings of isolation for those experiencing grief. It's important to show grieving loved ones caring, presence, and patience. How to Help a Grieving Loved One « Psychology Today

When a dire disease strikes, it's easy to slip into war terms to describe the experience. But that sort of talk turns life into two outcomes: winning and losing. And that's not the way life works. Why 'lost their battle' with serious illness is the wrong thing to say « NPR

Our friends were worried that if they said the wrong thing, they might cause us even more pain. And I think they were also scared by the possibility that we might break down and weep uncontrollably right in front of them. And so almost everyone we knew landed on the same unfortunate solution: “There are no words.” We encountered this un­helpful phrase over and over again in the early days of our grief. What Losing My Two Children Taught Me About Grief « The Atlantic

Microjoys transform the narrative of what it means to experience joy—from something ethereal and often unattainable on many days to a phenomenon that is genuine and deeply accessible for everyone, always. Finding Microjoys Between the Shadows of Grief and Loss « Lit Hub

Adoption can be a difficult transition for parents and children alike. Psychologists Sharon Kaplan Roszia and Allison Davis Maxon outline 7 core issues of adoption that are important to know to understand how to handle specific challenges that adopted children and their parents might face. 7 Core Issues Of Adoption And How To Work Through Them « Love What Matters

After taking her sons on a hike with the family dog one beautiful fall afternoon, Charlotte Maya returned home to find a police woman, a policeman, and a priest in her driveway—there to deliver the news of her husband’s suicide. Voices of Experience: Navigating Grief in the Wake of A Husband's Suicide « Grief Healing

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