Grief is a universal response to the pain of loss. Each person has their unique response to grief, and that response frequently comes into tension with cultural expectations of how long, intensely, or publicly our grief “should” appear in our lives. The psychological consensus is that the only wrong way to grieve is to try and suppress or ignore our grief, however we experience it. Grief is considered an essential part of coming to grips with the reality of loss and adjusting to the new conditions of life.
Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Editor of Recovery Today Magazine had the opportunity to interview Dr. Joanne Cacciatore who is a research professor at Arizona State University with nearly 70 published studies and directs the graduate Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement.
The first―and definitive―guide to helping children really deal with loss from the authors of The Grief Recovery Handbook Following deaths, divorces, or the confusion of major relocation, many adults tell their children “don’t feel bad.