“Sharing the news of the person’s death is only the beginning of the conversation. The child may not be ready or able to ask questions or respond right away to the news of the death. Children respond to death very differently than adults.”- National Alliance for Grieving Children
“Time and again we’ve found that the idea of ‘good grief support’ is subjective. What helps or comforts one person, another may find off-putting and undesirable.”
“Before the day that your parent died, you’d never lived a single day on this planet without them. You might not have seen your parent every day or talked with them every day, but the only way you ever knew and understood this world was with them living in it. For better or worse, they were part of your reality for as long as you had a reality. It is no wonder that it feels utterly impossible to make sense of a world that exists without them.” -whatsyourgrief.com
“Anticipatory Grief: the nitty gritty
“Here is the thing about grief – though we think of it as something that happens after a death, it often begins long before death arrives. It can start as soon as we become aware that death is a likelihood. Once death is on the horizon, even just as a possibility, it is natural that we begin to grieve.” -whatsyourgrief.com
“Sometimes the displacement is obvious – you know exactly when and why it is happening. Other times you just find yourself being more irritable, annoyed, or angry at the people around you, even when they have done nothing wrong.”-whatsyourgrief.com
“ Valentine’s day is one of those “I appreciate you” holidays, like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As such, there’s a whole faction of people who would prefer to ignore the holiday altogether…you know…because the person they’re supposed to appreciate is [gone].”– What’s Your Grief offers a few options for making it through the day.