Dealing with Grief & Loss
We don’t “move on” from grief. We move forward with it. Grief does not happen in a vacuum, it happens alongside of and mixed in with a variety of emotions. Chapters in life – rather than leaving something behind – grief is part of your life and your experience and your future
“Grief is like one of those things – falling in love or having a baby – you don’t get it until you get it, until you do it”
You understand what you are experiencing and it’s not a moment in time, it’s not a bone that will reset, but you have been touched by something chronic. Something incurable. It’s not fatal, but sometimes grief feels like it could be. If we can’t prevent it, what can we do?
We can try to remind one another that some things can’t be fixed, and not all wounds are meant to heal. We NEED each other to remember, to HELP each other remember that grief is this multitasking emotion. You can and will be sad and happy; you’ll be grieving and able to love, in the same year or week, the same breath.
We need to remember that a grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again and even find love again. And yes, that means that they can move forward, but it doesn’t mean that they have moved on.
Grief and loss aren’t things we can just suck up and move on with. Conquering your grief and overcoming the loss that is weighing you down is most effectively done by understanding the cause of your pain and processing it. With the right counselling services for grief and loss, we can help you successfully navigate this difficult journey.