Understanding Grief

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Apr'16

What is Normal in Grief?

Here’s a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son’s …

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Apr'16

How Do I Use A Belt Sander & Other Questions For My (Dead) Dad

You love someone who’s died, right?  I mean, if you read or follow What’s Your Grief that seems like a …

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Mar'16

Grieving the Death of a Grandparent

You will likely experience the death of at least one grandparent in your lifetime and, when you do, it may cause intense …

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Mar'16

The Dissonance of Things Left Unsaid

I want you to imagine you’re listening to a child play the piano. This particular child is relatively new to piano …

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11

Mar'16

Hurting the Ones we Love in Grief

Confession time.  Sometimes, I’m kind of a jerk.  Actually, I’ve been an especially large mess during some of the years …

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Mar'16

64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief

We’ve been engaged a bit of a dialogue over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about the things our readers would …

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Feb'16

“Maybe, someday”: Staying open to possibility

It’s disgusting out today. Yesterday I sat at my window and watched charming white snowflakes fall gently from the sky, …

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11

Feb'16

Grieving the Death of a Spouse or Significant Other

Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind.  Brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, or father …

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Feb'16

The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow?

If you regularly read WYG you might have noticed that Eleanor and I can be a wee bit pessimistic from time to …

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Feb'16

The Truth about Posttraumatic Growth After Loss

Litsa and I have long had a bee in our bonnet over the rhetoric around grief self-help.  Not all grief …

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19

Jan'16

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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Jan'16

9 Reasons It Is Not Crazy To Grieve A Celebrity Death

Raise your hand if David Bowie’s death hit you harder than you expected.  Okay, I can’t see you; you can’t …

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