Because we love. It is that simple. I have heard from clients that the deeper we love, the harder we grieve. This is quite possible. And if this is true, then it makes sense that the more traumatic the loss, the harder the grief process will be. Grief is not a condition or disorder. It is a natural response to a profound loss. And because of this, some say that counseling or therapy is not warranted. However, sometimes traumatic grief becomes more than we can handle alone and an intervention is required to get us back on track.
There are many online and in-person support groups for those who are grieving because talking to others who share an understanding of the process does help. Talking about those who are no longer with us and having a safe space to grieve openly and honestly helps to bridge a former life with a new one for those of us left behind.
But where can you go to talk about the details of a horrific traumatic loss? Here. Right here. I hope that you will share equally the stories of your losses and your triumphs. I hope that you may find others to comfort you along the way and find some peace along your journey.