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Eight Times Grief Made me Feel Ugly, Mean, or Crazy

Eight Times Grief Made Me Feel Ugly, Mean, or Crazy

Society has created this narrative that idealizes the idea of grieving with grace. You have probably seen it in the…
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The Moments that Matter: Looking at life in hindsight

I didn't have a meaningful moment with my mother before she died. Well, that's not true, my life with her…
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grieving a suicide death

Grieving After a Suicide Death

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 48,000 people died from suicide in the United States in…
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What is "Normal" in Grief?

Here's a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son's…
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I would tell my younger self that...

64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief

We've been engaged in a bit of dialogue over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about the things our readers would…
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Grieving the Death of a Spouse or Significant Other

Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind.  Brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, or father…
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Grief After Traumatic Loss

Recently a reader emailed us and asked if we'd write a post about grieving a violent death. She'd been looking…
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Life With a Grief Monster

Life with a Grief Monster

This is my grief monster. He was born the day my mother died. I was really frightened of him at first…
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Grief and the Fear of Letting Go

Grief and The Fear of Letting Go

In the beginning, grief is a fog—a thick, dense, and never-ending barrier between you and the world as you once knew it. You figured it…
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