Speaking from experience, Elizabeth Lesser says that closure detracts from the "gift of grief."
You're not going to get over your ex overnight.
So what did I tell my ex? That while I understood and respected his need for closure - to get things off his chest - and I was grateful for my time with him, I needed to close the door on that chapter of my life. I wished him well and much peace and happiness, but told him that lunch simply wasn't in the cards.
In his latest book, Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully, writer Allen Kurzweil chronicles his
Today I found a moment in which I could rest. My father's grave is no longer a place where he has simply disappeared from this earth but instead a place of acknowledgment.
Oklahoma police have identified the remains of six people who disappeared decades ago.
Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.
Whenever our sense of safety and security is shattered by these types of events, restoring that emotional stability is not a simple undertaking. The central nervous system needs time to reset and process the loss of that very same safety and security that was taken away.
Few words make me angrier than a word that is constantly used toward and within the bereaved community. Closure.