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move on after death

Why do People Think we Move On After Death?

I always wanted an imaginary friend as a child, but my mind wouldn't stretch far enough. I envied kids who…
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Things I wish I knew about grief

64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

We think about grief a lot around here - we write about types of grief, grief theory, personal reflections, creative…
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Introverts and Grief: Exits are to the front and rear of the funeral home

You know those emergency exit announcements they make whenever you’re in a crowded place? Ladies and gentlemen, please note the…
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Types of Grief: Yes, there’s more than one

This morning I entered the phrase ‘Types of Grief’ into Google and my search returned a surprising number of results.…
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warning: the side effects of exploring grief

The Side Effects of Exploring Grief

I’m pretty sure when a doctor prescribes medication to a patient, they’re supposed to discuss the potential side effects with…
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Grief Makes You Feel Like You’re Going Crazy

I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you; grief makes you feel like you're going crazy. In the beginning,…
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crying in public aka sometimes socks are sad

Crying In Public (aka Sometimes Socks are Sad)

Sometimes you are in a store and you start to cry, uncontrollably.  A small child standing nearby says to her mom “why…
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How do I know I’m Experiencing Complicated Grief?

Though this is purely anecdotal, I think most people who experience a significant loss go through moments of feeling like…
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