Proactive Advice for Dealing With Grief: Seek Out New Experiences

Traditional grief support groups don't always meet the needs of those who have lost a spouse.  This article describes the experiences of Becky Aikman who lost her husband and needed something different, so she formed her own group to focus on moving forward with her life. The articles describes how the Kubler-Ross 5 Stages of Grief is not often an accurate description of what happens - instead thinking about grief as a swinging pendulum. "People get very upset and then feel better—over and over again. A person may be crying and then suddenly laugh at a funny joke or memory. In time, the periods between pendulum swings get longer and gradually the pain subsides." read the entire article