Archive for Negative Coping

Retail Therapy While Grieving: Coping with Grief and Comfort Shopping

Call it overspending, emotional spending, retail therapy, or comfort shopping. No matter the name, spending money in an effort to…
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Using Alcohol to Feel Feelings

We've talked in the past about how some people grieving intensely will use alcohol to help them avoid the pain…
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Grief and Negative Coping

Grief and Negative Coping

Today, I want to have a no-frills, straightforward discussion about grief and negative coping. People commonly engage in negative coping (c'mon,…
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Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

Making the Same Mistakes as Our Loved Ones

It's 10:30am and the girls are still in their pajamas. Actually, I'm still in my pajamas as well. This is…
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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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grief and alcohol

Understanding Grief, Alcohol and Your Brain

When the holidays roll around it is an especially painful time of year for those of us who are grieving.…
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