Grief is said to be the process of letting go. Through the courageous sharing of those who've traveled this journey, we've learned it is so much more. It was once believed that grief was a series of stages through which one passed on the way to a final destination of healing. Over time, we've realized that grief is more like a journey ~ a journey that is ongoing and without end in one's lifetime. Whether our loss is of a spouse, a child, a battle buddy in combat, or a friend, we are changed by our time in grief. Everyone grieves in their own way. Sometimes this journey leaves us feeling isolated, confused, and even frightened of what the future holds. Having companions who support us on our journey is like having the light turned on while passing through a darkened tunnel.
The safe, compassionate support of a counselor may be what you need to continue your grief journey without it overtaking the rest of your life. Grief that has not been effectively processed can lead to deeper depression, interrupt our quality of life, and complicate our ongoing efforts in healing. Counseling support can help you gently and thoroughly learn to cope with that grief.
"As long as I live, you will live.
As long as I live, you will be remembered.
As long as I live, you will be
loved." ~ Author Unknown