Mitos típicos sobre el duelo y el luto

Aunque el dolor es una reacción universal ante cualquier tipo de pérdida, puede estar rodeado de numerosos conceptos erróneos y mitos. Here are some of the most common myths about grief, and explanations that will help you understand the variations and ranges of grief.

Solo necesita sentirse mejor

At many companies, the standard bereavement leave policy is three days. Does that mean that in three days after a death, you are expected to be back to business as usual? Certainly not. Three days gives you time to deal with the immediate aftermath of someone's death, but recovery from grief can take weeks, months and even years. Each person's grief journey is different.

Todos atravesamos un duelo de forma bastante similar

Not true. There is tremendous variation in styles of grieving, including cultural variations related to grief and traditions, and variations in how long and how intensely people grieve. Some people can work through grief relatively easily, while others may struggle for years.

It Takes About a Year to "Get Over" a Significant Loss

Not true, because each person's experience is different. A survivor whose loved one died after a long history of Alzheimer's disease, for example, may experience a relatively short grief response after the death. He or she may have grieved the loss of the loved one's personality during long years of progressive decline that lead up to the death. A parent whose child died suddenly years ago, however, may never fully recover from the loss. Generalmente, se piensa que un duelo intenso dura entre tres meses y un año y que algunas personas continúan experimentando dolor por dos años o más. For many, grief simply changes and evolves over time, and it manifests itself in different ways as time passes.

Es mejor no pensar ni hablar sobre el dolor

Por el contrario, se comprobó que evitar el sufrimiento asociado con el duelo puede tener consecuencias negativas, incluido malestares físicos, ansiedad y depresión. Aquellas personas en duelo deben respetar el tiempo que necesitan para hacer el duelo, y no tratar de satisfacer sus propias expectativas internas o presiones externas.

La intensidad y duración de su duelo refleja lo mucho que usted amaba al difunto

Simply not true. There is no grieving contest and no winner. Debe sentir lo que siente y comenzar a vivir la vida cuando esté listo, a su propio ritmo. Your grief has no bearing on another's grief, nor on the depth of your feelings for the person who has died.

Averigüe si el cuidado de hospicio podría ayudar a su ser querido.

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