Good grief?

Is there a right way to grieve the loss of a loved one? The answer, I believe, is NO, but some ways seem less healthy than others.  For example, grieving in isolation may deny a person much needed social support.  Also, rigidly expecting certain “stages” to occur, or time-lines to be followed, can lead to crippling disappointment and guilt feelings.  For a good update on this topic, see “Good Grief, is there a better way to be bereaved?” in The New Yorker (here).  Also, you may want to check out my earlier posting on this topic (here).

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2 Responses to “Good grief?”

  1. andy Says:

    I would encourage you to share more on this and what your views are on bereaving properly.

  2. Charles Goldman Says:

    Andy, did you click on the link ? That one gives a full rundown on my thoughts about grieving.

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