The article ‘Grief as a family process: A developmental approach to clinical practice takes the reader through the process of grief. Losing a loved one is a procedure that many have gone through; yet recovering from it takes quite a lot of time. Adapting to the fact that you will never aver be able to see or hear the person that you loved and cherished requires support and determination. One of the most interesting tips that the author gives is allowing yourself to feel the pain and loss of the loved one (Shapiro 45). Many people still live in denial and in most cases keep themselves so busy that they have no time to think of the loss they are experiencing. Other people feel like thinking about the person that died is a weakness that they do not want to express it in public. No matter what the person thinks themselves to be, it is necessary for them to acknowledge the fact that they are in pain and need to pull it off their chests.
The author has used the word ‘grace’ to describe that moment of solace and to rejuvenate. The grace period is critical for a person experiencing loss as it ensures that they acquire the adequate strength they desire to overcome the loss. Grace period implies talking to people around you such as friends, family members and even counselors (Shapiro 21). Having a shoulder to lean on is important in helping one overcome the trauma that comes with such loss. There is no specific timeline for grief, in fact, it may take longer or even forever, depending on the relationship that one shared with the bereaved. Irrespective of the length that one takes to grieve, the process can be well managed as one learns to adjust.