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64 Grief-Words That Should Exist

Many moons ago, we wrote an article about the limited language of grief. We lamented the reality that, in grief,…
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When Bereavement Leave Runs Out: Going Back To Work After A Death

Here at WYG topics seem to come up in waves.  We see trends in comments on the blog, social media,…
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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…
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Feeling Nothing During Grief: The Experience of Emotional Numbness

There are so many things one can feel in this life - anger, joy, jealousy, love, shame, happiness, embarrassment, amusement, sadness,…
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What would you tell your younger self about grief?

When my mother died, I knew nothing about grief. Truthfully, I knew nothing about life either. Like most, I entered…
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Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

The suggestion to "check out a grief support group" seems to be indiscriminately offered to people after the death of a loved one.…
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The Unprecedented Nature of Individual Grief: Trading answers for understanding

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say they like ambiguity, I'd be pretty broke. Studies…
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One Day At A Time: More Than Just a Grief Cliche

Recently on our social media, I posted the following quote by Patti Davis: “It takes strength to make your way…
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Understanding Avoidance in Grief

Avoidance is an important concept for grievers to understand.  Some of you may remember we briefly touched on this subject when…
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