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Yard-sticking Grief

By LaRita Archibald, Founder, HEARTBEAT Support Groups

Nothing is gained from allowing grief/loss yard sticking. Upon hearing statements like, "Well, that’s nothing compared to what happened to me," it is important to guide survivors toward recognition that, for everyone, their loss and grief is probably the most devastating occurrence in their life. It is the worst for each. However, there is a measure of comfort and growth from acknowledging that some circumstances are more complicated than others. "My situation was terrible, but at least I didn't have to go through what they had to face!" 

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