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In the article Beyond Grief A Guide to Reconciling Life After Loss Ardath Rodale and Sharon Stocker talk about different aspects of the grieving process Grief over the death of a loved one is a natural process that everyone must experience But according to Rodale and Stocker the culture in the US does not always allow people are allowed to grieve they will not be able to reconcile themselves to the changes in their lives due to the absence of their loved one According to article in our modern day society one of the jor roadblocks to grieving is that many of us feel that we can not publicly express our grief They note that in some cultures and religions the bereaved person isnt supposed to do anything for a week or even longer In todays corporate world however employees are barely given three days off regardless of how close their relationship to the deceased They are expected to go right back to work The problem according to Rodale and Stocker is that our culture emphasizes an image of strength and courage during hard times Hence people do not feel they can reveal their grief and so they keep all of their pain inside them According to Dr Dworkin affiliate professor of psychology at Colorado State University an authority on the subject whom the writers often quote If we cut our emotions off we dont heal Page 2 Rodale and Stocker believe that feelings of grief are incredibly difficult for people to cope with because of their intensity They state that after the initial shock is gone feelings come tumbling out and these can range from guilt loneliness sadness and even anger Hence people that dont know that these reactions are normal become frightened The fear of losing control leads them to shut down suppressing the emotions to avoid feeling them They quote Dr Dworkin who states that We dont
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