Archive for Non-death Loss

The Burials Along Memory Lane

I remember exactly where I was when I first heard the Jason Isbell song Elephant. It was late at night.…
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loss of living friend

What Happened to Best Friends Forever? Grieving The Loss of a Living Friend

The loss of a living friend feels especially relevant right now. Sure, breaking up with a friend has always been…
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A Deep Dive Into Secondary Loss

The death of a loved one isn't just one single earth-shattering loss. In reality, it's a tremendous loss, followed by…
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Ambiguous Grief: grieving someone who is still alive (part 2)

A while ago, we wrote an article on 'ambiguous grief' aka grieving someone who is still alive. To keep it…
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I Don't Know Who I Am Anymore: Grief and Loss of Identity

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  • Litsa Williams
Identity is a funny thing.  The way we think of ourselves, how we define ourselves, the story we tell ourselves…
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Losing Relationships: I hate it

Losing Relationships: I Hate It

Last night as I was falling asleep, I had a memory of being in my grandmother’s living room. 'Memory' may actually…
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Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams

I just realized my birthday is tomorrow. Seriously, I totally forgot. Although I’m always bad with dates, truthfully I think…
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grieving someone who is still alive

Ambiguous Grief: Grieving Someone Who Is Still Alive

My guess is that when people read the title of this article they will react with either a, "what are…
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The Grief of Non-Death Losses

Our society seems pretty comfortable with the following if-then logic. “If there has been a death, then there will be grief.” This…
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