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anger in grief make you angry

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)

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Boundaries can be helpful in grief, but they can also just be helpful during the complicated and draining holiday season.…
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Setting Your Grief Boundaries

Grief boundaries. They're a thing. Chances are you didn't know they were a thing before your loss. You probably wouldn't…
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4 Tips to Deal With People Who Say the Wrong Thing When You're Grieving

People say and do the wrong things so often when we're grieving. It can be annoying at the best of…
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Thanks For The Offer, But I Don't Know What I Need!

We've all heard it before, from the well-meaning, tilted-head friends at the funeral and in the weeks to follow: "Let…
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Hey Old Friend: Reconnecting With People Who Matter

For a while now, I've been thinking about the way people come in and out of our lives. This isn’t…
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What they meant to say: Looking beyond hurtful comments in grief

I want to be upfront with you. This post is about giving the benefit of the doubt to people who…
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Warning: Grief Side-Effects May Include Building Emotional Walls

"Grief is the price we pay for love".   ~ Queen Elizabeth Until you lose someone, you may not really “get” the…
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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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