Grieving Complicated Relationships

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This event will be available to view from 09:00 - 18:00 UK TIME on Saturday, December 3rd.

One thing that is almost as inevitable as death is the guilt we experience after the death of a loved one. What if your relationship was complicated or there was unfinished business? Could we have done something differently? Is there something we wish we’d said or done…or not said or done?

Regrets can be hidden away in shame and can fester, sometimes holding us back for years following the death of a loved one. In this extract from Julia Samuel on The Guilt Monster: Grief’s Complicated Sidekick from the Good Grief Festival archive, Julia Samuel seeks to demystify the role that guilt plays in bereavement, specifically after a complicated relationship.

Julia Samuel MBE is a paediatric counsellor and one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists. She was awarded an MBE in 2015 for her services to bereaved children. Julia is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and is a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Julia has authored two bestselling books, Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass.

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Julia Samuel MBE

Dr Lesel Dawson