Have you noticed that following a tragedy people are often quick to talk about the need for closure? Has someone close to you died recently and you are feeling rushed by others to “move on” from your grief? What does closure even mean and can it be found?
These are just a few of the questions I raise in Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us. This book explains how closure has emerged as a key idea for talking about grief and loss and how the concept is used to sell products and politics. Furthermore, it explores whether people need closure to heal or even if it is possible to find.
Readers can use this book to understand the tangled web of closure and help navigate the emotional and social experiences resulting from grief and loss. On this blog, I will continue sharing insights and examples about closure and grief. I invite others to engage in a conversation about closure and our social expectations for how we should grieve.