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Kübler-Ross: The reality is that you will grieve forever


The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not "get over" the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.

  --Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004), with David Kessler (1959- ). If you know the source of this quotation, could you send it to me?


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The source for "The reality is that you will grieve forever" by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler in her book called On Grief and Grieving, p. 230. I have given you a link for it.

Thank you very much for the source!

I have known some people that have grieved their entire life over the loss of a loved one, there is some confusion of a young life being cut short,
but if you realize that there is truly no death and that the soul is immortal, this should give you some amount of comfort, there must be a realization that there are karmic debts to be paid that you have no idea about,
however unfair it may seem, it has been arranged in the grand cosmic scheme to take that particular person at that particular time and its purpose may have some to do with the grieving person and how that person will grow from the incident, don't worry, they will be back.

Could you tell me the year that On Grief and Grieving was published Thank you very much. I cannot find my copy of the book and I need the above information for a paper I am writing.

Thank you for your assistance. Rev. Dr. Christine B. Vogel



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