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Personal Counseling > Grief and Loss > Myths about grief

 

:: Grieving people may experience similar feelings ::
:: How to help a friend cope with loss :: Myths about grief ::
::  Recovering from grief :: Help is available ::

 

"Tears are a sign of weakness."

Wrong. Tears are a natural way to release intense feelings. There is no shame in showing how you feel about losing a loved one.


"Children should be sheltered from grief."

Not true. Children need to grieve. Tell them about the loss in an honest, loving way. They, too, need to talk about their grief.


"It's best to avoid discussing a loss with a grieving person."

False. Grieving people are grateful for friends who share memories and talk about the pain created by the loss.


"An end to grief means an end to caring about a loved one."

Not at all. Love lasts beyond grief through a commitment to living life fully.

 

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Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

 

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