#54 Thursday Thoughts: Have You Noticed a Change in Societal Attitudes to Grief, Since The Rise of the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Do you feel like society is more or less accepting of your grief since the pandemic began? Do you feel like there is more space for the conversation? What do you think?

This was another question we asked over on Instagram! We would love to know the WordPress family’s response too🤍

Katie & Evee 🤍

15 thoughts on “#54 Thursday Thoughts: Have You Noticed a Change in Societal Attitudes to Grief, Since The Rise of the Covid-19 Pandemic?

  1. Grief is more bearable when it is shared with others, and the way of experiencing it is always different and unique to each person, therefore, in these circumstances with the pandemic, with the restrictions that existed, it could not be shared even with the family. Now there is some flexibility but it is still a bit confusing. Greetings
    Manuel Angel

  2. We had to put one of our dogs down (He was only 8) at the start of the pandemic. This was during the time when people were only going out for essential services. It felt like we didn’t get to grieve in normal ways because we were told to stay home.

  3. It has been traditional that when a loved one dies, the family comes together for some sort of memorial time, whether it be in a church or funeral home or the home of a relative. During COVID, especially during the lockdown period, that changed. We heard stories of those who had passed from this life all alone, something many of us dread. We heard of healthcare workers who used their personal iPads to connect the dying person with their families when the families were not allowed into the facility. I believe these stories, whether just heard about or actually experienced, have changed society’s opinion of grief. Besides these instances, grief due to COVID has touched nearly every family in our country, and we know the same is true for many other countries. Somehow, when things become personal, we sit up and take notice. They become real to us. They become important. I hope we have become more sympathetic, more understanding, and more empathetic toward grief, as it touches each of us.

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