Archive for Types of Grief

nonfinite grief boat off course

Grieving the Life You Expected: Nonfinite Grief and Loss

From a very young age, we begin to develop expectations about the world around us. Our brains create rules to…
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traumatic loss

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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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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anticipatory

Grieving Before A Death: Understanding Anticipatory Grief

I spent a lot of time with my grandmother when I was growing up.  When I was young, before I…
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Cumulative grief aka grief overload aka “holy crap I can’t handle all this loss!!!”

The other day we posted on the blog about different types of grief and we got a great comment pointing out…
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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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Disen-whaaaat?? Understanding Disenfranchised Grief

Disenfranchised grief: you may have heard this term thrown around and wondered what it is all about. Disenfranchised grief is…
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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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