Unresolved grief can leave us feeling angry and guilt-ridden which in turn can jeopardize our mental, physical and spiritual health.
Grief is behind much of the nation’s obesity, depression, diabetes, smoking and hospitalization. According to the American Cancer Society, it’s important for anyone suffering from unresolved grief to gain support from family and friends in order to come to terms with their loss.
A 2004 study on family perspectives on dying found that people often don’t get enough support – according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Time doesn’t heal all wounds and widows who don’t accept their grief can become angry, guilt-ridden and fail to care of their health. Of course this isn’t what a widow wants but grief can slip into depression and it happens without a widow realizing just how much her health is affected.
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