“Grief is a subject I wish I had known about earlier”

Weekend Breakfast’s Gugs Mhlungu spoke to Adulting 101 author Jen Thorpe about her book on coming of age.

Weekend Breakfast’s Gugs Mhlungu spoke about Jen Thorpe – the author of Adulting 101 which is a book to help you navigate the tricky terrain of adulthood.

Thorpe walks you through everything you need to know about relationships, sex, work, health and money, to how government and the media work.

“It’s a book that will help with some of the things we all have to do, the boring parts of adulthood, but only learn the hard way.”

Jen Thorpe – author of Adulting 101

Thorpe also addresses grief – which many adults find difficult to deal with, whether it’s personal grief or that of a friend or colleague. As one listener put it, “Grieving is something I wish I had known about sooner.”

Although Thorpe acknowledges the complexity of grief, she makes suggestions in her book for how people can generally handle their own and others’.

“It’s not a video game where you go from one level to another and you finally complete it…grief is not linear. It jumps around and some days you can be in denial and other days you may be angry or sad…other days you may try to negotiate with him…”

Jen Thorpe – author of Adulting 101

You can listen to their conversation below:

This article first appeared on EWN: “Grief is a subject I wish I had known about sooner” – Adulting 101

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