Wed, 8 June 2016
It stands to reason that how a person feels about life and death, in many ways, will impact the way they grieve. Perhaps they hold on tightly to their pain for fear that if they let go their loved one’s life will be forgotten or meaningless. Perhaps they refuse to fully face their grief because it makes them uncomfortable to think about death. Perhaps they find comfort in their beliefs, or perhaps they question their faith when they don’t feel comfort.
We should really talk more about how attitudes about death impact grief. Perhaps it feels selfish turning the lens on one's own life and mortality, when they feel they should only be thinking about their loved ones life and death. However it’s logical that these two things would be interconnected and that thoughts and feeling around one's life and mortality would arise at the time of a loved one’s death and as a part of grief in the future.
Show Notes: www.whatsyourgrief.com/forty/