How Long Does Grief Last?

Normal, healthy grief lasts a lot longer than you might think. 


Because we have that idea that grief is a problem to be solved, we think that eventually you have to finish grieving so that you can get on with living the rest of your life a happy person. 

This means friends & family (and therapists!) sometimes offer well meaning but unhelpful support. It also means grieving people might think they’re doing grief wrong if they don’t feel better fast enough. 

Grief lasts as long as love lasts. 

This video is a clip from the documentary SPEAKING GRIEF, now available to watch at the Speaking Grief Resource Hub. Talking about grief is important, but it isn't always easy. Get those conversations started by sharing this video. 

We can make things better, even when they can't be made right.