Day 3- Myths: I actually had to look up grieving and loss myths since I couldn’t think of any off hand. And after looking at a few myths on various web pages, I can say that the ones that bug me are: “Grief occurs in an orderly and predictable manner”, and “People should leave their grieving at home”. First off, grief is a chaotic process, but the best way to describe it is similar to a roller coaster ride of emotions, filled with both the highs (good days) as well as the lows. As for the grieving at home one, no one can control when or where they grieve. Something around them (picture, conversation, song, etc.) can trigger something attached to one’s loss which may lead to an emotional breakdown. I’d know this one since this has happened to me several times before.
Day 3- Myths