As I said in a previous post, Grief Recovery – Will I ever get over it?, healing grief is the goal. Not getting over it. Not forgetting, but healing which includes weaving the loss into our entire life’s story rather than being defined by one event, momentous though it may be.
So what does it look like when grief has resolved?
1. Life no longer revolves around the loss.
2. There is a renewed interest in life and in the future.
3. Occasional periods of sadness which generally only last for minutes or hours…or occasionally a few days.
4. Remembering the person who died with happiness, and finding ways to integrate those memories into your life going forward.
Can you think of others? Feel free to share in the comments.
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