Sunday, March 17, 2024

Understanding and Managing Grief, March 10 - March 16, 2024

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

When people talk about managing grief, often this involves grieving for someone who’s already passed. However, there are times when a loved one may be approaching the end of their life, perhaps due to an illness or age. In this situation, some find that they have already begun experiencing aspects of grief. Strategies for Preparing and Coping with Imminent Loss « AfterTalk

According to brain scientists, grieving is actually a form of learning—our grief is teaching us how to be in the world without our person. When we experience a loss, our brains begin working overtime, forming new habits for the new world in which we live, reconfiguring associations we had connected to our person, rearranging our attachments, and determining new ways for us to interact. This Is Your Brain on Grief « Oprah Daily

Despite a global pandemic that caused the deaths of millions of people and drastically altered our way of life, we still haven’t mastered the art of recognizing grief when it shows up . . . At its core, loss is about change, and when we lose someone or something we care about the landscape of our world changes. Feelings of uncertainty arise, fear surfaces, and anxiety blooms. The Anxiety You’re Feeling Might Be Pandemic Grief « TIME

"My girlfriend and I got pregnant about two months ago. She went and took the abortion pill yesterday. I begged her not to, to marry me and have this child. But she said no. I am grieiving not only the loss of our possible child together, but the loss of our possible life together." Abortion Leads to Partner's Silent, Disenfranchised Grief « Grief Healing

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