Jennifer Kolari Discusses Dealing with Loss

kolari thumbnailThis week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader whose friend is dying.

Jennifer explains how hard it is to be strong for a dying loved one while we experience our own fear and sadness at the prospect of losing them. She notes that our sadness is an emotion that can run deep and connect to other times in our lives when we have been sad, which can make the sadness feel overwhelming or like it will never let up. Jennifer stresses that as difficult as it is to experience such profound sadness, the only way out is by walking through the pain, no matter how difficult. Leaning on friends, family, faith or a counselor can help. Bereaved Families of Ontario is a great resource. Most importantly, although it’s hard to imagine when you are going through it, you have to remember that things will get easier with time.

Click here to read Jennifer’s full answer or check out her other advice at Kolari’s Corner.

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