Ten Things I Never Expected From Grief | The Grief Toolbox

Because we knew that my daughter was dying, I believed I was prepared for grief. I was wrong. No matter how much we prepare, everything changes. These aspects of grief surprised me.1. Losing timeMonths after my daughter died, I pulled into a parking lot and had no memory of driving there. Some days, a whole morning would pass without thought or doing anything. Do not overestimate your abilities when grief is fresh. Ask for help when needed.2. Being rudeAs I began to feel overwhelmed by the depth of my pain, I entered a no-bullshit, no-drama zone. Listening to a woman complain about a cold made me angry. Although I felt desperate to connect, I lost the ability to care. Fortunately, this passed, as I found other bereaved parents who understood how I feel.3. Stop reading fictionIf it didn

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

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Specialist - 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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