The Tragedy Of The Family

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Families are bound to encounter stressful challenges, and it is important for them to be equipped with the knowledge of handling a crisis. Life itself is dynamic and unpredictable. Although the family can plan to avoid some stressful circumstances, others often emerge from nowhere, unexpectedly. Consequently, the family may find itself grieving because of a number of unforeseen circumstances. Grief denotes a natural response to a loss. There are different loses that can trigger grief in the family. Examples include death, loss of a job, loss of health, financial difficulties, miscarriage, loss of a cherished dream or a serious, and life threaten illness among others. Managing grief after the loss of a significant member of the family has…show more content…
Again, it is essential to point out that there is no timetable for healing or grieving; it takes time, and it should not be forced or hurried. Some can heal within a few weeks, but others may need months or years. Grieving is a slow and gradual process, and it is vital to be patient and allow the grieving process to unfold naturally (Maclejewski et al., 2007). There are a few myths associated with grieving. One of them says that a person ought to be strong in the face of a loss. Feeling lonely, frightened or sad in the wake of a loss is a normal reaction, and it does not show that the grieving person is weak (Maclejewski et al., 2007). Hiding the feeling is not helpful; it is healthy to grief. Another myth suggests that the pain will go away by ignoring it; it is vital to face the truth. Running away from it won’t help; in fact, it will lengthen the grieving process. Additionally, other fallaciously thinks that those who do not cry are not hurt by the loss. That is not true; some people may grief but not necessarily by crying; therefore, judging them because they did not cry, is wrong. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross engineered the five-stage grieving model; she based her theory on the feeling terminally ill patients had (Maclejewski et al., 2007). However, this model has been found to be useful in
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