I fall to pieces from time to time. You just do. It’s a cycle you just have to deal with, like a virus that keeps coming back.
(PRWEB) November 27, 2012
"Moving through the stages of grief is rarely as easy as five simple steps-- healing often demands the help of a support system," says faith-based website, followme.org.
That statement came today as actor Sylvester Stallone confessed to wrestling with 'really horrible' grief after the unexpected death of his son, Sage, he told Britain's Hello! Magazine this week.
Stallone admits to still struggling through the stages of grief, he told Hello! Magazine this week. “I fall to pieces from time to time. You just do. It’s a cycle you just have to deal with, like a virus that keeps coming back," Stallone told Hello! Magazine.
The actor's 36-year-old son, Sage Stallone, was found dead in his Hollywood home in July, but Stallone has said little about his grief in the last four months. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office found that Sage Stallone had suffered a heart attack.
“You go through this time of thinking, ‘It’s really horrible’, then you come out at the other end and realise there’s not much you can do about it and you forgive yourself… Then you go through another cycle where you don’t forgive yourself, then you get over it again… It’s just an ongoing thing. And I don’t think it ever goes away,” Sylvester Stallone told Hello! Magazine.
What can other grieving families learn from Stallone's experience? Faith-based website, followme.org, provides resources for grieving families and individuals. Its leaders say that Stallone's grief shows the difficulty of "fitting grief into a predictable formula or pattern."
"Each instance of family grief is unique because every loss is unique. It's helpful to use five-step models to locate progress in one's grief, but it can also be misleading to assume that hurting people must follow a certain formula," said Pastor Jamie of followme.org.
"One constant, however, is the need for grief support. Losing a loved one requires family members, churches, and the larger community to step up and to be available for those mourning losses. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Stallone family," he said.