Didion And Grief

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The argument of these chapters of A Year of Magical Thinking focus on how we perceive we would deal with grief/death, and how Joan Didion actually deals with. It also covers the fact that moving forward with life, after a death, has to be a conscious decision. Also, it is a decision that can only be made by those who are grieveing. (Didion, 2005) I agree with the fact that grief is an abstract topic. It sounds so cliché to say that you do not understand the grieving process until you have to deal with it, but it is true. There are an abundance of stigmas surrounding grief, just like there is with death. Didion acknowledges these stigmas and how she did not cope in a typical manner (Didion, 2005). This is a real-life example of how the distorted
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