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Why Does Everyone Make Grief Out to Be So Taboo?


There are two types of people in this world—those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, and those who have not. For those who have experienced grief, we understand the pain of losing someone close to us, and someone we love, so when we find out another has suddenly lost a loved one, we tend to flock towards trying to help that person cope. Until someone loses someone dear to them, they just won’t understand what pain like that feels like.

With that, unfortunately means that people who have never lost someone close to them, have a hard time understanding what the other half is going through, if they can even fathom the pain at all.

Take this out and go global with it. Do you think there are more people out in the world who have suffered a loss of a loved one as opposed to those who haven’t yet? That could very well be the reason why the media does not discuss grief like they should be. It is assumed that everyone should just ‘get over it,’ and that the topic should not be discussed in further detail more than just the basics.

For those of us who are grieving however, we long to talk to someone who can understand what we are feeling. We would rather see a column dedicated to us in the newspaper rather than how many times a celebrity made the same mistake over and over. It would be nice if the world started recognizing grief, and was more willing to help those suffering from the pain of losing their loved one. It would be nice for the world to recognize the grieving community, was more willing to help, and stopped making grief a taboo subject that they believe shouldn’t be talked about anymore.

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