5 Signs of Getting Better in Grief


Here are five indications that we mourners may be healing in our grief:

Our sense of humor returns
Suddenly we are smiling, laughing & experiencing joy in life. Our old mood swings don’t go as low as they used to. We can feel the time lengthen between our highs and lows.

The way we talk about our loved one changes
We begin to focus on our memories of loved ones with joy & laughter rather than sadness & crying. We focus more on the life of the loved one rather than their death & our loss.

Our social activities change
We “return to life” by renewing relationships and/or beginning new ones. We build a support system that assists us in reconciling ourselves to life without our loved one.

We display confidence & hope for the future
We learn we have the choice of how we respond to grief & how…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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