The Definition of Grief

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Defining grief as the natural response to any loss, Doug Manning explains the necessity of walking the long journey of grief and giving yourself permission to have a broken heart before you can turn the corner in how you cope and begin to live again.

“Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving.”
Elizabeth McCracken
“...you have to learn where your pain is. You have to burrow down and find the wound, and if the burden of it is too terrible to shoulder, you have to shout it out; you have to shout for help... And then finally, the way through grief is grieving.”
Jane Hamilton
When someone you love dies, you get a big bowl of sadness put down in front of you, steaming hot. You can start eating now, or you can let it cool and eat it bit by bit later on. Either way, you end up eating the whole thing. There's really no way around it.”
Ralph Fletcher, Fig Pudding
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