Speaking grief

Speaking Grief:

Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them.

There is no “right” way to grieve. By sharing diverse representations of bereavement, Speaking Griefillustrates that grief is a universal, yet individual experience.


2 Responses to Speaking grief

  1. Heather Adam says:

    In my experience, the level of grief can be hugely different depending on the circumstances. When my treasured 15 year old daughter was killed on the road on her way home from school, I was emotionally frozen and couldn’t cry for weeks. By the time I thawed out and was able to feel it, others had moved on and assumed that I had too, so I was very alone with my grief. When my parents died, I was the only family member with them, sharing their experience. For each of them it was ‘their time’, neither wished to be here any longer, my Dad had asked to be taken off life support, and it was a very gentle process … a release for each of them. I’m forever grateful that I was able to support them at the end. It was sad but not heart-breaking.


  2. homepaddock says:

    Heather, bereaved parents is a club none of us choose to join. My experience of grief is similar. The death of a child, especially a sudden one like your daughter’s, is a very different experience from the expected death of an older parent and we grieve differently for each.


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