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Needs Of Mourners That Anyone Can Fill

There will be many occasions in life when you will be in a position to provide support for a friend or family member who is mourning the death of a loved one. No special training is needed. You can ..
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The Forgotten Factor in Coping with the Death of Your Loved One

No one is immune from the sad experience of grieving the death of a loved one. Yet, until death comes into our lives and a significant person is no longer with us, our culture teaches us to deny ..
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Seven Beliefs That Will Help You Cope With The Death Of Your ..

Thoughts and beliefs-both of which are choices you make-are the underpinnings of attitude. They are the major factors in how you will cope with your loss and to what extent you will experience ..
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7 Rules For Managing Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are inherent parts of life. No one gets off scott free from facing the emotional and physical pain of accepting the death of a loved one. Yet, all too frequently, we maximize our pain ..
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What You Can and Cannot Control When Grief and Loss Occur

No one is immune from the suffering and pain that accompanies the death of a loved one. The grief that ensues is fraught with many ups and downs which sow confusion and stirs deep emotional feelings. .
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How to Minimize Self-Imposed Isolation in Grief and Loss

You can reduce unnecessary suffering when grieving by limiting the time you either knowingly or unknowingly isolate yourself. Self-imposed isolation is a common response to the death of a loved one. ..
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7 Step Guide to Increasing the Pain of Major Loss

No one escapes the emotional and physical pain of major loss; it is an inherent part of life itself. Yet, most who are mourning the death of a loved one are engaged in a variety of pursuits that ..
(February 28, 2008)
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How to Deal with Grief Triggers Long After the Death of a ..

Have you been having a good day many months after the death of your loved one and when watching television, see a particular scene or hear a statement, and suddenly you feel the return of sadness and .
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Try This Proven Way to Cope with the Death of a Loved One

Are you struggling with confusion and the loss of meaning in your life? Have no idea where to turn or that you even want to try? You can be sure that others have faced this point of despair and yet ..
(June 20, 2007)
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Finishing Unfinished Business When Mourning

Was there something that was left unsaid before your loved one died? Or was there some act that was never apologized for, perhaps an argument, an old grudge, or an outright abuse? It is difficult in ..
(June 24, 2007)
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How Your Life Can Have Meaning after the Death of a Loved One

How can you find meaning in life now that your loved one has died? How can existence possibly have any purpose? It is common to feel that life has ended for you. When someone we love is no longer ..
(June 27, 2007)
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How to Evict Unwanted Thoughts When Mourning

Have some of your thoughts related to the death of a loved one caused sleepless nights? Are negative thoughts, concerning how you will manage alone, increasing the pain of loss? Or, are you a chronic .
(July 01, 2007)
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How to Be Kind to Yourself When Mourning

Have you forgotten all about your physical needs since the death of your loved one? Perhaps you have lost all interest in life. Are you afraid to focus your attention on anything other than the ..
(July 02, 2007)
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Employing the Art of the Possible When Mourning the Death of a .

Have you been thinking, “Why am I feeling so empty and without purpose in my life?” Or, “How can I begin to reduce the pain and suffering that has turned my life upside down? Where ..
(July 03, 2007)
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How To Manage Guilt When Mourning the Death of a Loved One

Are you remorseful because you believe you have done something wrong or were inadequate to meet the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one? Although not everyone who is mourning ..
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How to Use Linking Objects as You Mourn and Continue with Life

Linking objects are literally any type of physical object or an image that connects a mourner in a comforting way with a deceased loved one. They can also be used to create a ritual of remembrance or .
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Why You Should Write When Mourning

Writing is a form of self-expression that can be a major factor in how you cope with the death of your loved one. This can be especially important as a supplement to having a small support system or ..
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Why Crying is Coping and Why You Should Cry If You Can

Have you been taught to “keep a stiff upper lip” at all times and keep your emotions to yourself? Or were you admonished as a child when you began to cry with this overzealous parental ..
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Cope with Your Great Loss by Seeing Your Emotions as Inner ..

Emotions are not something that simply stir around in the brain; they invade every cell in the body and affect the immune system. However, they are ingenious in that they not only communicate our ..
(June 12, 2007)
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Does the Work of Grief Ever Really End?

Are you wondering if the pain will ever cease, if the emptiness will ever leave? Will life ever have meaning again? You may not think so now, but the answer to all three questions is an unqualified ..
(June 17, 2007)
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How to Cope with Sudden Death

Are you completely overwhelmed with the unexpected death of a loved one? Frozen in time? Numb? Not knowing where to turn? All of this and more occurs every day and it can only be described with one ..
(June 18, 2007)
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Ten Healthy Ways to Remember a Deceased Loved One

Are you afraid that now with the funeral over and everyone has gone back to their usual roles that your loved one will slowly be forgotten? Or, are you wondering what you might do to make it clear ..
(June 07, 2007)
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How to Find and Use a Needed Sanctuary When Mourning

Over three decades ago a grief therapist wrote that one of the most significant needs of anyone mourning the death of a loved one is to find safe people and safe places. Why? Because when we are ..
(June 06, 2007)
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You Need to Know Why Grief and Mourning Are Very, Very ..

Do you think grief and mourning are the same experience? Do you use the two terms interchangeably? In reality, most authorities on the grief process point out a very important and major difference ..
(June 03, 2007)
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Three Beliefs That Cause Unnecessay Suffering When Mourning

Beliefs engrained in us early in life by well-meaning adults, through their behavior and comments, become the gospel of our adult lives, and indelibly stamped in our conscious and unconscious minds. ..
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