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Over the years, What's Your Grief has been referred to countless grieving people by caring friends, family members, and counselors. We are humbled to know that the site has served as a resource for those searching for knowledge and insight to help them better understand the overwhelming experience of loss.
Through the publishing of our book, What's Your Grief? Lists to help you through any loss, we now have something tangible caring friends and family can send to grieving loved ones. This book distills and organizes the ideas, concepts, tools, and resources that we've learned are most helpful and valuable to people grieving all different types of loss.
What’s Your Grief? Lists to Help you Through Any Loss is a great book to share with someone who's grieving. This book discusses some of the most common grief experiences and breaks down psychological concepts to help you understand your thoughts and emotions. It also shares useful coping tools, and helps the reader reflect on their unique relationship with grief and loss.
We can’t tell anyone exactly how to manage their grief. All losses are unique; no book or theory will ever perfectly describe what someone is going through in their grief. However, we can use everything we’ve learned after a decade of writing about grief, and our usual down-to-earth approach, to help grieving people better understand their experiences and find ways to cope with the day-to-day struggle of living with grief.
Feeling anxious and unsure about how to support someone grieving is common. Grief is unique for each individual, so there is no one "right" thing to say or do. Not knowing what to do does not mean you're insensitive or lack compassion; it just means you're facing something new as a friend, family, or community member. The following are some of our most commonly read articles about how to help someone who's grieving.
Listen to Our Podcast
In the What’s Your Grief podcast, WYG founders Eleanor and Litsa leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and overwhelming experience of life after loss. They discuss everything from grief theory to coping, one digestible topic at a time. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative, and engaging.