from Sandra R. Wolkoff, PhD., LCSW-R
Grief is grief. We all mourn our losses. How we mourn, however, is shaped by many factors. Religious and cultural practices shape our beliefs and rituals around loss, often giving mourners signposts when we feel so lost. Our own temperament and emotional skills make our journey unique as well—do we feel we need to be strong for others, do we tend to need to disconnect in order to move forward, are we comfortable asking for help or offering it to others?
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