We all grieve in our own way

There is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve.

Grief comes with being human. The process of of living is losing." - Carmichael Khan

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We all experience grief. It is a universal truth about being human that we can not escape. The tricky thing is that no two people experience grief in the same way. Some of us express our grief by mourning openly and others prefer to mourn in private. Some of us take any opportunity to talk about the person who died and others prefer not to talk at all. Some seek comfort in religion, while others question their faith.

Grief is universal, and yet individual. Our grief is our own, and all of our feelings and expressions of grief are OK. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve.

“All of us do it; it is a universal response to change, but we do it differently. It’s unique, as unique as our fingerprints.” Alesia Alexander, LCSW, CT

If two people experience the same type of loss, oftentimes the assumption is that they will grieve in the same way, and we know that’s actually not the case. In fact, we very often see with siblings that one sibling grieves in a totally different way than another. It really is more of a subjective experience that people can grieve in very different ways even within the same family.