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How Grief Changes Us: Forever & For Now

The Grief Tool Box
Grief is change. It changes our life, our routine, our plan and right along with it, grief changes us. Change is hard under the best of circumstances (new job, a wedding, a baby), but the changes we don't ask for can be intolerable. Some of these changes will be forever and long lasting, but some will only be part of acute and early stages of grieving (whatever that timeline looks like for you). And some of these changes aren't necessarily all bad.

Losing a loved one is just about the worst thing that can happen to any of us. But the feeling of losing ourselves can make a tough time even harder to cope. Because if we don't feel like ourselves, what strengths and skills can we possibly draw upon?

This subject has come up in our forums quite a bit lately. Following the grievers' stories, as they talk about who they lost, when it happened, and how it happened, the same words punctuated each sad story... "I will never be the same again". This i…