Research tells us that it is helpful to know about common survivor reactions. Being informed does not make the reactions disappear. That will take time … probably a good deal of grief-work. It will help though, to know that what you are feeling is commonly felt by other survivors and that it is possible to survive and go beyond just surviving. On these pages, you will find information about common survivor issues
I’ll cry with you,” she whispered “until we run out of tears. Even if it’s forever.
We’ll do it together.” There it was . . . a simple promise of connection. The loving alliance of grief and hope that blesses both our breaking apart and our coming together again.
Molly Fumia, Safe Passage