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Time is Different When You're Grieving

 July 02, 2007 Four months ago my daughter was killed in a car crash. Her sudden death on a snowy night stunned her 15-year-old twins and sent shock waves through the entire family. Many of us are still in shock. I .

How to Be Kind to Yourself When Mourning

 July 02, 2007 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 ..

How to Evict Unwanted Thoughts When Mourning

 July 01, 2007 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 .

How Your Life Can Have Meaning after the Death of a Loved One

 June 27, 2007 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 ..

Finishing Unfinished Business When Mourning

 June 24, 2007 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 ..

Try This Proven Way to Cope with the Death of a Loved One

 June 20, 2007 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 ..

How to Cope with Sudden Death

 June 18, 2007 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 ..

Coping With the Loss of a Child

 June 17, 2007 The death of a child is always a dreadful thing. The effect of a child's death is often felt very widely and can have an impact on many people including the extended family, school friends and their ..

Does the Work of Grief Ever Really End?

 June 17, 2007 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 ..

Using The Web To Find Support After Losing A Loved One

 June 17, 2007 When you lose a loved one, the best thing you can do is, seek out others who can empathize with your grief. Why is it that we don't always easily move through the healing of grief? Many experts call ..

Dealing and Coping With the Loss of a Child

 June 17, 2007 When a parent passes away, a link to the past is lost; when a spouse passes away, a link to the present is gone; but when a child passes away, a link to the future is departed. An inescapable part of .

Psychology of Bereavement

 June 17, 2007 Grief is the universal reaction to loss. It is afflictive and stressful, but also natural, and incumbent. Bereavement is the period after a loss, during which grief is experienced and mourning ..

Cope with Your Great Loss by Seeing Your Emotions as Inner ..

 June 12, 2007 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 ..

Why Crying is Coping and Why You Should Cry If You Can

 June 10, 2007 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 ..

Ten Healthy Ways to Remember a Deceased Loved One

 June 07, 2007 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 ..

How to Find and Use a Needed Sanctuary When Mourning

 June 06, 2007 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 ..

Why You Should Write When Mourning

 June 05, 2007 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 ..

Grief and Bereavement - Life and Death in Context

 June 04, 2007 Losing a person you care about can be very distressing. Whether it is because of an accident or sickness, it will never make anyone feel prepared for such loss. Bereavement is actually a process. It ..

How to Use Linking Objects as You Mourn and Continue with Life

 June 04, 2007 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 .

You Need to Know Why Grief and Mourning Are Very, Very ..

 June 03, 2007 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 ..

Grieving and Gratefulness For a Writing Career

 June 03, 2007 Seven days after my daughter was killed in a car crash and my father-in-law succumbed to pneumonia (they died the same weekend) I wrote an article about grief. I wrote several more, and was starting ..

Have You Ever Lost Something or Someone?

 June 01, 2007 Bereavement refers to people who experience the loss, through death, of a loved one or someone who has importance to them. Bereavement is a normal experience in a sense to each and every one of us ..

Grief is Not a Problem to Be Fixed

 May 29, 2007 In a culture such as ours, death is often viewed as a malevolent aberration rather than the normal and natural outcome of being alive. Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favor of putting it off as long ..

How to Deal with Depression When Mourning the Death of a Loved .

 May 13, 2007 Are you filled with despair and emptiness? Has life lost its meaning for you, and no one could possibly understand your feelings? Do you believe there is no future without your loved one? It is ..

Pet Loss - Helping Children Cope With The Loss Of A Much-Loved .

 May 13, 2007 There is something deeply profound in the grief that some children feel following the death of a beloved pet. When we think about literary attempts to depict the heartfelt bond between children and ..

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