An Odd Byproduct of Loss
“An odd byproduct of my loss is that I’m aware of being an embarrassment to everyone I meet … Perhaps the bereaved ought to be isolated in special settlements like lepers.” C.S. Lewis from A Grief Observed
The Bereavement Rollercoaster
The process of working through grief often reminds me of a rollercoaster—up and down, to and fro, and all without any warning.
How Do I Talk to Someone Who’s Grieving?
Talking to someone who is grieving can be awkward and just downright confusing. Do I ask about it? Do I try to cheer them up? What do they want me to do?
John, a far-from-emotional weight-room enthusiast, replied “Not very well” to the usual scripted pleasantries. His mother was dying; life was pretty damn crappy.