Today’s topic at my weekly Griefshare group was “The Uniqueness of Grief art I.” The main theme of the class evolved around understanding that everyone grieves differently- even in the same family- and that’s ok.
The video this week talked about common issues for grieving parents, effects on marriage and grief as well as how to help grieving children. I did notice the video is geared more toward the typical American family (2 kids) and didn’t specifically address the needs of adult children at all which is unfortunate.
The video talked about how an antipated death affects your grief because you do a lot of grieving ahead of the actual death so your grief after the death may not be as long but doesn’t lessen the grief you experience. I would agree with this as I believe my grieving started at diagnosis for my father. (more…)