Helen Keller said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched - they must be felt with the heart." And when the heart is broken because of a separation or death we must grieve. And yet how much more difficult is that experience when our grief is for a person or pet not recognized by society. We call it "disenfranchised grief". That special relationship might have been a co-worker, client, patient, doctor, therapist, ex-spouse, lover, partner, teacher, celebrity or FRIEND.
Female friends who've had to grieve a friend's death might find relevance and support on the website "friendship dialogues.com". Read how Ellen Pearlman created this site to honor the memory of her friendship with her best friend, Madeleine.