WaltC Posted November 23, 2005 Report Share Posted November 23, 2005 I have been reading a great little book Healing After Loss by Martha Hickman. It contains brief one page daily readings to help people work through their grief. The theme for November 22nd was: “Sometimes the best choice is to be in my grief, sometimes not” The author says that sometimes we get used to living in the grieving mood and find it more “comfortable” to stay with than to make the effort to move away from the grief. She writes: “We are the best judges of when to stay in our grief and when to move on to something else” – I completely agree with that statement. She goes on to say that we have to accept responsibility for the choices that we make. – I also agree with that. She concludes by writing that it is important “to recognize the difference between grieving over the loss of a loved one and continuing to cherish that person.” I know that I will cherish my dear Jeannie forever. I am definitely not“comfortable” with this grief, but I can’t foresee ever getting used to living without my wife. My question is - How will I know when I can stop the grieving process? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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