Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Healthy Grieving #2 - Tell People What Helps

This is a continuation from the last blog on "10 Tips for Healthy Grieving" by Steve Arterburn. 

It is so hard to tell people what helps and what doesn’t when you are grieving.  Frankly, I don't think I knew myself!  If they haven’t been through an interrupted expectation, those around you don’t understand.  It is your job as a grieving person to teach them. You need to let them know when you need a hug or an errand run. 

As a grieving person, we take it personally when people do not fulfill our needs.  We think they do not care but most of the time they simply don’t understand or know what to do.  People can not read our minds so we must be brave and tell them what we need.

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