Grief and Loss Must Be Worked Through, Not Ignored
Book cover for Working through Grief: Tips for Coping with the Pain of Loss
Traumatic experiences, grief, and loss can take a heavy toll. Death, dying, divorce, sexual abuse, and suicide aren’t things you just “get over.” You have to heal them from the inside out.
Forget everything youâ€™ve heard about â€œgetting over itâ€ and coming out of mourning on a specific time table. Time does not heal all woundsâ€”it merely gives you perspective. What does heal the wounds of traumatic experiences is being able to look hard at what happened, slowly reaching a point of being able to honor your experiences or what you lost, and release the weight of your mourning. Not that the scars left behind wonâ€™t be sensitive to the touch, but you can get back on your feet and walk again and, yes, eventually dance again.