4 thoughts on “10 Tips to Bounce Back from Grief

  • March 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    In 1992 my only child, Serena, died in a car accident when she was 16. My husband had left me 3 months earlier. I went from having a family to alone in three months time. I still grieve for her. On her birthday and the anniversary of her death I always buy her flowers and cry. The sadness starts a few weeks before these dates and eases in the following weeks. I will always grieve for her but I will still be able to have a life.

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    • March 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Carole, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a horrible time that must have been for you and I completely understand how the anniversary dates continue to generate more grief and sadness for you. I’m glad you realize that you still have a life AND it’s okay to not “get over it” about Serena. I wish you the best.

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  • April 25, 2012 at 12:06 am

    My father had a fatal heart attack. 3 days later I had the beginning of a nervous breakdown & threw/dropped my 16 month old baby on the floor by accident. Because of this, CPS said I was a danger to my child and removed him from my care. Due to this, CPS also advocated for my husband to leave me or risk losing custody of our child. He divorced me. He also did not believe I needed medical help, this lead to the breakdown, post partum and depression. During a 2 week period I lost 3 important people from my life.
    I have been in custody battle for 4 years now. All becuz of mental health and education!!

    AAhh, but grief…It took me 2 years of pain & extensive hurt, time….the mentioned steps are correct. It is gut-wrenching. I really don’t think grief is easy or is ever complete. People continue to leave you, by death or choice. No, grief does continue.
    Thanks for your article!

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    • April 25, 2012 at 12:58 am

      I’m so sorry for all of your troubles! I hope the future is brighter for you.

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