Grief is love with nowhere to go

In this brief reflection Fe touches on the nature of love and grief

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I was reminded of this beautiful phrase recently and it touched me deeply. We grieve that which we have loved. The bigger the grief, the deeper the love.
 
Love brings vulnerability. We risk becoming intimate, we show ourselves and move close enough to truly see another. And one day, it ends. The means may be varied, but even the most enduring love ends with the finality of the death of one lover.
 
Is it worth it? Yes. Vulnerability and love bring a richness and a depth to life that change us, that connect us not only to the other, but also to our own self.
 
Grief is an honourable emotion, a message about how it is we have felt and feel about the circumstances of our lives. Allowing it to pass through us and do its work is essential, for in time that will leave us open to loving in new ways, with the people who come to be in our life as it evolves.
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Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.

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