Our society not only fails to provide appropriate space for expression of grief, it also fails to teach us the many types of grief. It’s not just the loss of a loved one—it could be a dementia diagnosis that makes those closest to you feel like strangers; the end of a major personal project or life goal; a breakup with a romantic partner or friend, or the anticipatory grief that comes with a terminal diagnosis. I worked for two years as a grief counselor at a hospice and have specialized knowledge in helping people face and express grief in its many forms.
When Your Parents Are Dying: Some of the Simplest, Most Difficult and Redemptive Life-Advice You’ll Ever Receive
Maria Popova, The Marginalian
How long does grief last?
Stephanie Steinman, PhD, CSAC
Lessons from my dying therapist: care less, have fun – and accept the inevitable
Phoebe Greenwood, The Guardian
I’m a Psychologist. After My Brother’s Suicide, I Realized I Had Completely Misunderstood Grief.
Sherry Walling, Slate
“When Death Comes“