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Guilt vs Regret in Grief

When it comes to grief, guilt and regret are words that get tossed around pretty regularly.  We all have things we wish we'd done differently, things we wish we had or hadn't said, things we feel terrible about.  This isn't

Grief and Guilt: “I Can’t Believe I Did That” Edition

When we train physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff on providing good end-of-life care, we always start and end by reminding them of one thing: The care they provide and the interactions they have with families will stay with family

Guilt and Grief: Making A Living Amends

It would be easy to think there is nothing more WYG can write about guilt and grief. We've written about how common guilt is in grief (you wouldn't believe how many people get the "coulda woulda shouldas"). We wrote an

Understanding Survivor Guilt

Guilt.  We have talked about it from a lot of different angles around here.  We have talked about the shoulda, woulda, couldas.  We have talked about regret, about guilt after an overdose death, and about how to find self-forgiveness when

Guilt and Grief: coping with the shoulda, woulda, couldas

When my dad died I remember well the intense guilt I had in the months that followed.  Though his death didn't fit into one of the categories known for guilt, that didn't stop me from feeling guilty.  I felt guilt

What Not To Say Part II: Guilt and Grief

We posted a couple of weeks ago about what not to say to someone who's grieving. The following week, we read a great post on the blog Love, Light, Laughter and Chocolate about the loss of Meghan, a little girl

What Does Grief Feel Like?

It sounds almost absurd to ask, doesn't it? And yet the moment people experience a loss, one of the first things we often hear is "I never could have imagined this tornado of feelings". There is a misconception that grief

Supporting Shattered Worlds View presentation slides References and Resources: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Posttraumatic Growth in Adults Bereaved by Suicide Complicated grief and related bereavement issues for DSM-5 (Shear et al, 2011) Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of

Let’s Talk About Sex (and Grief) – Part 1

Sex and grief. Grief and sex. They really aren’t words we lump together often. And yet, we get questions about this topic a lot. A whole lot. When I started researching this article and posted on social media asking for