Thursday, October 3, 2013

Capture Your Grief Day 3: Myths

Fact: Grief is messy and chaotic. It does not follow a pattern or have stages. It may have components, such as anger and denial, but they come on their own terms and often without warning. Stages also implies that there is an end point. My grief does not have an end point. It will ebb and flow, but the heartache of the death of my daughter will never travel neatly through five stages and then be gone.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, I'm so truly sorry for your loss! I agree that grief does not have an end and that it encompasses way more than just 5 "textbook" stages. If you ever need to talk to someone who's further out from their loss, feel free to contact me any time. xx