Grieving Previous Losses

I think that’s why grief triggers can be so insidious. I think they’re just triggering the grief of my most recent loss, but it might actually be a compounded pain they trigger. One pain leads to another, leads to another, leads to another. They get all wrapped up in each other and almost indistinguishable…

Each time a trigger gets me, it builds my strength. The next trigger might not hit quite so hard and my recovery from it might be quicker and easier.

~~~from Layers

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When we’ve lost someone we love, we are rarely only grieving this one loss. With every new loss all of the other losses come rushing back, adding their flavor to the mix of what we’re experiencing now.

When we’ve lost someone we love, we are rarely only grieving this one loss. With every new loss all of the other losses come rushing back, adding their flavor to the mix of what we’re experiencing now.

Sometimes we’re confronted with unresolved grief which though unwelcome can offer a chance for further healing.

At other times, the reemergence of previous losses gives us a chance to remember and appreciate those who have gone.

Revisiting those old losses can also provide clues about what might help us now as we confront yet another loss.

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    Well I have had no losses at all besides my only two kids Brooke age 11 and Adam age 9 but the triggers are everywhere its horrible..

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