An important thing to remember when you’re supporting someone else experiencing grief is to not compare losses. Speak to the pain you see without judgment of the loss itself.
You don’t just lose them, a part of you goes with them. And the deeper you loved someone, the larger the missing piece inside of you will be.
Secondary losses can be numerous and can make it feel like grief is piling up on you. This is the place where people, if they’re going to get stuck, usually get stuck
No one “gets over” grief, we just eventually figure out how make it part of who we are.
If you can’t find the words to write in a journal, try art. 17 memorial art projects you could try today.
Emotion is good at making strong memories, but is a really bad historian. Sometimes emotions you experience can obscure the facts of a situation, for good or bad.