Grief made me quit social media. Am I normal?

Grief affects so many things. What’s happened to your interest in participating in social media? Are you normal if you can’t stand it anymore?

Quitting or taking a break from social media is #perfectlynormal in grief.

There are more reasons for doing this than we have room to list. For many grieving people, taking a break from social media is an act of self-care. Another thing some grieving people decide to do is create new accounts for themselves, under a different name, so that they can participate in grief support communities privately or simply be online without having to see or interact with people they know.

How about you? Have you ever taken a break from social media (or wish you had) or created new user accounts? The more we talk about this stuff, the more we tell the truth about what grief is really like, the more people realize they’re not alone.

Grief is hard. It impacts every aspect of life, big and small. There are so many things grieving people experience, things they do or don’t do, that they (or the outside world) might think are unusual or weird, but are actually perfectly normal. You aren’t weird. You’re grieving.

The problem is, people often don’t realize they’re normal until they discover they aren’t alone in feeling a certain way or doing a particular thing. And feeling alone makes grief even harder than it already is.

Because it’s such a relief to find out we’re not alone, we’re creating a series of posts acknowledging as many of those things as we can, one #perfectlynormal thing at a time.

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