Archive for Conflict and Disagreement

grieving friend

An Open Letter From A Grieving Friend

Dear close friend who disappeared after someone I love died, Hey there.  It's been a while since we talked, a…
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Hurting the Ones We Love in Grief

Hurting the Ones we Love in Grief

Confession: Sometimes, I'm kind of a jerk. Actually, I've been an especially large mess during some of the years you've…
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emotional manipulator

Spotting Emotional Manipulation in your Support System

Today we want to talk about people who are maybe not so good for you in your grief or, oh…
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Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Ahhhh, family. Family, family, family. Family can be great, but that's not what this post is about.  This post is…
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Grief and Forgiveness: Part One

I can't remember when we first promised a post on grief and forgiveness and I couldn't bring myself to look…
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grief and bullying

Grief and Bullying: A Letter to Teens & Preteens

Dear Griever, It’s hard to believe that this letter needs to be written.  You can call me naïve and out…
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family fighting after a death

When Death Brings Out the Worst: Family Fighting After a Death

Death brings out the best and worst in families. Working with patients and families at the end-of-life, we've seen behavior…
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