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Good Grief

Spring is a great time of year for new beginnings and shedding of old ways. In that process, sometimes old hurts resurface. Many times, a client will say “I just try not to think about it” or “I try to stay busy.” Grief is a funny animal that will not be ignored. It is idiosyncratic. You may grieve the loss of an animal or job in a more intense and completely different way than the loss of a loved one or relationship. We can get stuck in our idea of what grief should look like or how long it should last.

  • It may feel that a job loss, identity loss or relocation is not worth the grief label.
  • It is so disappointing to make it through that first year of a loss, only to find that you do not really feel much better.

Spending time with your grief and leaning into it a little can be a way OUT of pain. Therapy is a great way to explore all of the complex and seemingly opposing emotions that grief can bring up. Be patient, it will be done when it is done.

Warmest greetings and best wishes for the new year

1 Alliance CPS wishes you a happy holiday season and goodwill throughout the year. Our sincere thanks for your loyalty . May songs of joy fill your home with warmth and your heart with happiness this holiday season. img_6652Oliver even dressed up to say that one of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the New Year.