The myth of closure

I have been thinking about a blog post on my experience of grief for some time but I've had a sort of writer's block about it.  A few weeks ago marked 8 years since the death of my brother-in-law and this year was harder than last for reasons I can't put my finger on.  Most days the sense of loss and the yearning for his presence sit just below the surface -- I've learned to carry this burden.  But there are some days when I still feel it keenly, it bubbles up for reasons I'm sometimes not consciously aware of or something I see or hear will trigger it and the full weight of it comes crashing back in ways that take my breath away.

I recently came across an article written by a doctor who treats cancer patients and although it isn't about suicide loss it said many things about loss and grieving so much better than I could have that I wanted to share it with you.  It's called "The Myth of Closure" by Stephen J. Forman, posted on a website called City of Hope.  Click HERE to go to his article.

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