This is a fantastic article that explains how grief is going to be a part of every person’s mortal experience, and how the expectations and realities surrounding grief need to be understood and allowed in our Western culture.
I completely agree. Stifling grief only causes a host of challenges that really don’t need to happen…one of which can be a root cause to depression and anxiety. If you are someone who needs to thoroughly grieve, hopefully this article will give you the permission you may need. If you don’t need to grieve right now, hopefully the article will provide an understanding as you interact with others who are grieving.
(picture from nkhs.org)