DR. WEIDE's GRIEF HELP BLOG
Please participate in my new blog!
Posted so far:
On Language - Can We Ever Understand Each Other?
Stages of Grief and the Elections?
Surviving Grief - an Act of Will?
Sadness vs. Traumatic Grief
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Are you a bereaved griever? Or is there someone you care about and who is grieving? The misperceptions about what grievers go through are legion!
Based on my own experience as a young widow many years ago, on what I hear from others who have had to live through the death of a spouse or partner, child, sibling, parent, beloved relative or friend, and what I read in newspapers and books, I will regularly update this blog.
The purpose of this blog is to share experiences with others and to share helpful information. There are many dimensions to grief - emotional, physical, relationship issues, how to relate to the general environment, how to approach the future - or even how to imagine that there could be one.
We will also discuss one of the overwhelmingly difficult aspects of coping with traumatic bereavement: the lack of understanding by our environments of what we are going through. We are supposed to "get over it", "get a life", "move on", "just have another child", "think of all the good things in our lives", "think of all those who are much worse off than we are", "get a volunteer job." These are quotes, and you most likely have heard similar meaningless comments which have made you wonder why you just could not do what these well-meaning individuals recommended.
Since we have had similarly traumatic losses, this is a safe place to provide support to each other. We have been there and understand each other!
Dr. Ursula Weide