Signs of Recovery

There are signs of recovery from grief and grieving, some of which are as follows:

  1. The person freely expresses feelings whenever he/she needs to express the pain of grief.
  2. The person owns the painful reality of separation from a loved one.
  3. The person asks for and accepts help from others.
  4. The person realizes that grief is a process and recovery is a choice.
  5. The person acknowledges that bereavement offers an opportunity for growth and creativity.
  6. The person develops a new sense of self and renewed vigor.
  7. The person understands his/her life has taken a new direction.
  8. The person discovers that he/she is able to make new relationships.
  9. The person can accept the changes that growth causes.
  10. The person makes an effort to live each day fully and enjoy it.