You hurt. We help. Grief is a state of loneliness and emptiness. While you’re navigating the murky waters of mourning, the path appears dark and you might not see a way out. You’re lost. You might not know:

  • Where to turn
  • What to do
  • Who to talk to
  • How to cope
  • What to expect

Our Mission

Turn to Grief and comfort for the guidance you need to help shine a light on the end of your path. Grieving the loss of a loved one is a confusing time in life that’s accompanied by a flood of overwhelming emotions.

Anger. Pain. Despair. Melancholy. Loneliness. Sorrow. Numbness.

Helping the bereaved understand the grieving process

If you’ve lost a loved one, you are most likely familiar with the five stages of grief which are as follows:

  1. Denial & Isolation
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Confusion develops in many as they analyze the stages of grief. Commonly, a false idea that one day grief will resolve, or be “cured”, is a fallacy that people often believe and expect for themselves. Grief is not a process or a cycle that one day just abruptly comes to an end.

Another misconception is that each person will experience the phases in this exact order. Mourning a loss is a highly personal experience and the stages of grief are often felt in various sequences with frequent bouncing in and out of the phases. To a certain extent, most people will experience time periods in which they enter the various stages of grief for the rest of their life.

At Facets of Grief, we change lives by equipping the bereaved with valuable information that educates the departed on what to expect during the grieving process and how to set realistic expectations and allow grace for oneself.

While the majority of people have a general idea of what grief is (even if their understanding is laden with myths), a most people also do not realize what grief is not. Grief is not:

  • Temporary state
  • Inadequate coping
  • Indicative of weakness
  • One-size-fits-all experience
  • Definite cycle with an ending
  • Illness that should or could be “cured”

Our Inspiration

July Miller, the founder, started the website in 2001 with the mission to help shed light on the phases of grief. After losing his ten-year-old son, July experienced a very intense period of grief and mourning, which changed his course in life. July explains:

“For me, the most enlightening and empowering revelation about grieving a loss is that for most people, grief is never something that completely ends or you no longer experience. Rather, grief is the lifelong price you pay for loving someone.

“The cycle is not an exact path and most people will go in and out of the various stages of grief - and that’s normal. My personal hope is that Grief and comfort can shed light on the unmentionable aspects of grief and to inform people that grief is not a sickness or an illness with a cure, rather a normal part of life.”

How we helps people cope with a loss

We are a place to find content and resources that can help people relate to others who are grieving. At our site, the bereaved learn skills and new perspectives to help cope more effectively as they work through their own personal loss.

Each one of us holds the power to take control of our own destiny by either surrendering to the saddest pits of grief or harnessing the core of what grief is and riding the waves as they come. We are committed to educating the bereaved and providing support via internet resources, supportive content, and by speaking the truth and educating communities about grief.