I received these words in an email support group I’ve recently joined and felt like sharing them here.

Talking about “recovering” from grief is almost disrespectful, as life is never restored to the way it was before the loss of someone close. When people talk of recovery, they really refer to overcoming grief and adapting to life after the death. This is an important distinction to draw, because the purpose of grief work is not to “get over” loss, but to adjust to its consequences, and restore balance.