Coping with loss can be devastating.
For a parent, losing a child can be the most devastating experience. The grief that comes from a loss this big might seem unbearable. It might also feel nearly impossible to talk to others about what you’re going through.
How do you talk about something so heavy? How will anyone understand the loss that you’ve endured unless they’ve endured it themselves?
Death is always traumatic, and it wakes us up to how truly fragile life can be.
Grieving is a difficult process, and perhaps the loss will never fully leave you, but you need to remember that it is possible to keep going after tough times like this.
Keep your happy memories close, and embrace each day as it comes. Grieving will get easier over time, so never give up.
Allow yourself to grieve. Allow yourself to process the pain and deal with the wounds at your own pace.
Moving on from an experience like this can be hard, so to help you out, we’ve gathered some quotes about grief that will remind you to stay strong.
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“It’s a kind of tired that sleep can’t fix.”
“Tears are words that need to be written.” ―Paulo Coelho
“You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.” —Eva Ibbotson
“The song is ended but the melody lingers on…” —Irving Berlin
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” —Terri Guillemets
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” —Rumi
“The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.” —James Patterson
“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering.” —Helen Keller
“It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in.” —Anna White
“The few certainties in our existences are pain, death and bereavement.” —Jane Wilson-Howarth
“We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.” —Elizabeth Berrien
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” —Emily Dickinson
“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” ― Mitch Albom
“Grief is the price we pay for love.” —Queen Elizabeth II
“While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” ―Samuel Johnson
“If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” —Moliere
“Tears are the silent language of grief.” —Voltaire
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving
“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” —Marcel Proust
“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” —Anne Roiphe