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Why Does Grief Make You Angry at Friends and Family?

Reading that title, you might be thinking that there are approximately a zillion reasons grief makes you angry. And you’d…
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Setting Holiday Boundaries (even when it’s hard)

Boundaries can be helpful in grief, but they can also just be helpful during the complicated and draining holiday season.…
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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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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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‘Tis the Season for Grief-Related Social Anxiety

Part of my self-care regime is reading The Onion articles whenever possible.  I don't know what it is, their headlines just…
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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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Keep in Touch: How to Maintain Relationships After a Death

Let’s Keep in Touch: How to Maintain Relationships After a Death

A couple years ago (almost exactly two years ago, in fact), the mom of one of my best friends died. …
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Making Grief Friends

64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief, #57: Grief re-writes your address book. I lost my dad…
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