The Journey Through the Grieving Process
There is no simple way through the grieving process, I know because I’ve been there.
In 2005 I lost my Mom and husband within a month of each other and later that same year an uncle. I have lost relatives to death before, but this was different. This was the first parent I’ve lost and the only husband I’ve ever had. When someone this close to us dies, we are devastated –on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. I hadn’t had much of a chance to grieve the loss of my mother when my husband passed and now I was grieving a spouse. All my hopes and dreams came crashing in after losing my husband, my life partner.
Initially you find your own way to grieve and then with the help of family and friends hopefully you were guided as I was to outside resources for help.
Initially I recall reading a book that talked about some essential points for the grieving-healing process, I hope you find these points helpful.
- Recognize the significance of your loss
- Tell people the story of your relationship with your loved one, in other words talk about what your loved one meant in your life
- Be sure you have a safe environment when talking and seeking comfort
- Gaining some knowledge of the grief process by reading or talking to a counselor or clergyman will help