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Grieving In Public Is Therapeutic
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Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor.
Recently Patton returned to the stage, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, for the first time since his wife Michelle passed away six months prior. Patton has found comfort in sharing his grieving process with the world and has shown others who have experienced grief that they are not alone.
At some point in every person’s life they will experience grief. Whether it’s the loss of a family member, friend, significant other, or pet, Patton notes from experience that “Grief cannot be remedied, it must be endured. And it’s the endurance that actually ends up becoming the remedy”.
Luckily for Patton, his 7 year old daughter Alice has been helping him immensely through the grieving process. If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one you should try and seek out a support system to lean on if you haven’t already.
Grieving publicly has worked well for Patton and it could be therapeutic for you too if you’re having a tough time moving on. Expressing your feelings out loud or through writing can help take a much needed weight off your chest