In March 2014, Emily Esfahani Smith wrote an article about loss and grief. When we experience loss we can race in various ways. She asks:
“What drives these people forward? What holds the others back? And why do some mourners recover from grief quickly—much more quickly—than others? Psychologists who study these questions note that there is no single factor that predicts who copes well and who does not. Many variables, from your personality to your social world to your levels of stress before the loss, play distinct roles.”
Loss and the grief it creates comes to us in many forms but we all go through it. I believe Brené Brown said everyone has a story that will make you cry and many have a story that will overwhelm you with grief.
How have you coped with loss? Do you recover quickly or do you need more time?