It isn’t really about death, in the traditional sense of the word. There are lots of sites out there which deal brilliantly with bereavement and the grief that follows the death of a loved one, so I am not even going to attempt to talk about that.
Instead, this site is about other kinds of grief, that perhaps don’t get as much air-time as the bereavement kind. Invisible, intangible and disenfranchised forms of grief. I believe that many of us are struggling with feelings of grief that we either don’t have words for or know how to share with those closest to us. There are few sources of support for these types of grief and I think that the more we bring them out into the open, and normalise them, the healthier we will be. Then it will be easier to understand our feelings and work our way through until we know how live with them – after all, grief is a life altering thing, so it takes a lot of work and time for us to adjust to our new selves and our new lives.
So, that’s what I’m going to talk about – some of this is quite personal to me and speaks from my own life experience. Some of it is observed from others. I also offer some comforts and solaces which have helped me to understand and feel what has needed to be felt – I hope they also bring comfort to you.