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Eight Times Grief Made Me Feel Ugly, Mean, or Crazy

Society has created this narrative that idealizes the idea of grieving with grace.  You have probably seen it in the movies, in books, and subtly being reinforced when people compliment you on how strong you are and how you are handling things with such poise.  Poise . . . blech, I had a slight gag …

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Problem Solving Grief

Grief isn’t a problem that can be solved. I want to make sure we’re all clear on this before proceeding. Agree? Great. Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s talk about problem solving. I know I know, I just said, “grief is not a problem that can be solved”, and it isn’t.  But here’s the deal, WYG …

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Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief: Volume 14

Okay, I am officially the worst at keeping up with this series.  I looked back to see when the last volume came and it was in 2015!!  What can I say?  I’m sorry. Luckily this week there was a lot of celebrity grief news and comments, prompting us to revitalize this series. We realize that …

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The Unique Loneliness of Grief

Most people don’t think in depth about the idea of loneliness. Loneliness is one of those concepts we assume we know. We equate it to the very definable concept of being alone, which means “without other people”, and thanks to “lonely people” archetypes — like the spinster with 10 cats and the misunderstood teenager — we …

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Seeking Order In The Aftermath Of Loss

Eleanor wrote a pretty great post on shattered assumptions about the world after a death, and she described the following as a common reaction: “The sense that their death was meaningless may ultimately lead to the question of “Why?!?” “Why did they have to die? Why did this happen to me? Who is at fault? …


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