Sometimes things don’t work out.
You don’t get the job.
Your loved one doesn’t make it.
You lose your house anyway.
The baby never comes.
_________ won’t forgive you.
I support women through grief and loss.
“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Grief is not an illness.
It is an emotional response to a great loss. A loss you feel because you know what it is to love or care deeply about a person, pet, or a dream. Grief is hard, because love is hard.
I do not know the depth of your pain, but I understand that you are tired of being told that things will get better with no path to get there. Tired of being encouraged to move on. Tired of no one understanding.
Allow me to stand in this space with you to acknowledge that there are no quick fixes. No greeting card, speech, or well-meaning inappropriate phrases are going to fix this hurt.
This is heart work.
You are unique, and so is your grief.
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief – Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.
It’s OK That You’re NOT OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand – Megan Devine
Life After Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life After Experiencing Major Loss, 6th ed. – Bob Deits
Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief – Martha Whitmore Hickman
The Gifts of Grief: Finding Light in the Darkness of Loss – Therese Tappouni