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Your Rights as a Person in Grief
- You have a right to remain silent.
- You have a right to cry, anytime and anywhere.
- You have a right to express your grief in ways that seem appropriate to you.
- You have a right to talk about your dead spouse, child, sibling, parent, or friend as often as you wish and on whatever occasions you wish to do so.
- You have a right to negotiate for a time out from the usual schedules and obligations, so that you may honor you grief and heal.
- You have a right to complete you grieving in your own time and in your own way, without being subject to the “schedules” and expectations of others.
- You have a right to assert the centrality of the experience of grieving, within your own life and as it affects the lives of others.