The Grief Journey:
Finding Solid Ground
This is a time of finding new solutions. We begin to discard the assumptions that we know no longer hold. We begin to determine how to solve issues that are critical to creating a shape for our lives appropriate to who we are now. Perhaps we have to work on developing competencies so that we can do things we have never done before. Perhaps we are assessing ways we can contribute from experiencing this terrible loss. We reassess our talents and capabilities. During Working Through we often experience life as a double thread. We must solve problems that result from having the courage to replan our lives after the death. And we are trying to find a way to bring in new forms forward things from the past that gave us meaning and purpose. There is much trial and error. “I’m growing by delays,” is how one person put it. We are working to find solid ground. We are positively altering ourselves.