Dating during grief
She answered Shear’s questions with as few words as possible.
It was as if she were barely present in the small, windowless room.
Grief, by definition, is the deep, wrenching sorrow of loss.
Often, I felt that the course of my grief – as it slowed or accelerated – wasn’t within my control. We rely on its being overcome after a certain lapse of time, and we look upon any interference with it as useless or even harmful.” That’s how it went for me.
I’d be the first to say that my path through grief has been intellectual. That subway ad made me wonder: Was my grief a disease?
The first workshop was both a challenge and a relief.
It was strangely comforting to be in the company of so many people – grief counsellors, social workers and therapists – who spent their time thinking about what it meant to grieve.