“I’m listening to a man tell a story. A woman he knows was in a devastating car accident; her life shattered in an instant. She now lives in a state of near-permanent pain; a paraplegic; many of her hopes stolen. He tells of how she had been a mess before the accident, but that the tragedy had engendered positive changes in her life. That she was, as a result of this devastation, living a wonderful life. And then he utters the words. The words that are responsible for nothing less than emotional, spiritual and psychological violence: Everything happens for a reason. That this was something that had to happen in order for her to grow.”
This article provides wise counsel on how we can acknowledge a loved one’s pain and be present with them when they grieve. Please read this important article.
Are you facing loss or trauma? Consider individual psychotherapy to learn how to develop a rich and meaningful life while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it.
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