My wife recently found this simple, yet profound analogy on what grieving can really be like (it was a twitter post gone viral). As a therapist, I talk about it every single day. I believe we are all processing the loss of something or someone and our grief can be triggered by all sorts of things. Therapy provides an environment where you can process sadness and loss through words and tears. Therapy is also a place where you are allowed to be more open about your emotions. Unfortunately, we learn to hide our grief because our individualistic culture challenges us to “get over it” and definitely does not encourage an open expression of grieving. If you are struggling in the grief process please reach out to a friend or therapist and perhaps share this simple analogy with a friend today who is experiencing pain or sadness.