Downplaying Our Losses
Posted on 22nd March 2019 at 10:35
When you speak to people, do you minimise your heartaches?
“I know I should be grateful, but…”
“I know it could be worse, but...”
“I know I haven’t really lost anything, but...”
It seems universal that we downplay the struggles in our lives because we are taught to be grateful, stay positive, or that someone always has it worse than we do. We see it every day in our Grief Recovery programmes – people who are grieving but aren’t giving themselves permission to grieve.