Archive for Non-death Loss

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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Saying Goodbye to a Home and Grieving Places Past

My grandmother belonged in her home like a doll in her dollhouse. Each article of clothing, piece of furniture, and…
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Secondary Loss — one loss isn’t enough??!!

When we experience death the grief associated with the loss itself is excruciating.  There are the obvious things we “expect”…
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