Sunday, February 4, 2024

Understanding and Managing Grief, January 28 - February 3, 2024

Best selections from Grief Healing's X feed this week:

Megan Roantree lost both her dad and her best friend Shauna in her teens, now she reflects on the things it taught her about grief, and what she wishes she knew. What I Learned In Loss – & What I Wish I Knew About Grief « Stellar

A practical, technical or vocational major may have value in the job market, but it won’t provide the emotional or philosophical tools needed to cope with profound personal experiences like the death of a parent. For that, one needs a grounding in the humanities, which delve into the human experience, emotions and existential questions that arise during our most significant life events. How The Humanities Can Aid in Coping With Loss « Inside Higher Ed

It was also in my darkest hour that I realized, contrary to what one might think, how uncomplicated comforting words could be. As such, I’ve put together a list of four simple phrases that people said to my husband and I that meant the most, in hopes that it will help you as you navigate the difficult space of loving someone through grief. Mourn With Those Who Mourn: How to Support a Grieving Friend « National Catholic Register

"I have a very dear and close friend whose brother died of suicide a month ago. I have been trying to keep in touch with him, but now he says we are not compatible. I really want to help him through this very tough time. Do I step back and give him space or what do I do???" In Grief: When A Friend Refuses Support « Grief Healing 

The grief that comes with losing an abusive person is complex. It is normal to feel a range of emotions and feelings when an abusive person passes. Relief, sadness, and even guilt are common, but some survivors experience other emotions—all are normal. Coping When an Abusive Person Passes « Psychology Today

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