If you'd like to learn more about grief and the grieving process, here's a book to check out.
Grief Demystified by Carolyn Lloyd
“…grief is the cost of loving someone: the greater the love, the greater the loss, the greater the impact” (p. 26).
What It’s About:
This is a short (111 pages) and concise handbook of sorts on what grief is and how it works. The title is really accurate – Lloyd takes the subject of grief, one that we tend to avoid talking about in our culture, and distills it down to the basics in a very readable and accessible format. A great grief primer, one that could be read in one sitting.
Lloyd gives a brief history of academic grief theories, offers suggestions about how to talk with people who are bereaved, describes various grieving styles, and talks about how to offer support.
Grief will be different for each person. That said, having a general understanding of how grief works would benefit anyone who will ever experience grief or meet anyone who is grieving.
I’m Elaine Gee-Wong and I'm a therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA.
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