What Makes Grief Harder? Whats Makes Grief Easier?

What Makes Grief Harder?

  1. Judging and evaluating your grief. Asking yourself, "am I doing this right?"
  2. Putting up a brave front. Pretending you are really doing well when you are clearly not.
  3. Trying to rush it. Listening to time tables about what you should be feeling when and trying to fit your grief into someone else’s box.
  4. Trying to forgot. Trying to forgot the person, the death… This never works.
  5. Spending time with people who don’t get it. Also, if these people are extremely uncomfortable with your pain.

What Helps Grief

  1. Understanding that what you are experiencing is normal.
  2. Understanding why you are reacting the way you are.
  3. Letter your grief be exactly what it is no matter what anyone else says.
  4. Understanding that just like a physical injury, healing from grief takes time.
  5. Letting your grief unfold in its own way and in its own time.
  6. Remembering your life with the person who dief.
  7. Spending time with people who totally understand and accept you where you are.