By Meredith Rivers
Director of Clinical Support Services
“…I believe that love is stronger than death.”
Despite our age, circumstance, family or heritage, an essential part of living is learning that some things are not forever. We start out with simple changes that feel like losses in our young lives, such as moving to a new house or changing schools. We begin to understand that change is inevitable and that sometimes it is planned and other times it is unexpected.
As we age, our losses become more intimate and unavoidable as we experience the deaths of people close to us: a grandparent, a parent, a sibling, a friend.
How do we express these losses?