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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 they talking about?  How can someone be grieving someone who is still alive and what the heck is ambiguous grief???” or a “holy crap, yes!  I have felt exactly that way! Thank goodness WYG is …


Grief and Loneliness

10 signs you’ve been spending too much time alone: 1.  Your laundry basket is filled with a soft pile of sweatshirts, oversized t-shirts and elastic waist pants. 2.  The sound of your phone’s ringtone evokes the same fight or flight response as the sound of a really loud fire alarm. 3.  You’ve been carrying on odd …


Small Remembrances and Expressions of Love

When it comes to expressions of love the largest common denominator is the act of loving, the rest is just a matter of person and preference. Love comes wrapped up in little boxes or giant packages; tenderly whispered or declared from the rooftops; eloquently written or in fumbling awkward utterances. The prose of love may …

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Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief vol 10: Mariska Hargitay, Edward Hirsch, Billy Bob Thornton, Liam Neeson

If you’ve been on our site more than a few times you probably know we love celebrities who talk about grief.  In a society where grief hides in the shadows, we love when someone drags it into the spotlight.  It reminds us we are not alone.  It reminds us that grief touches everyone, that we all have …

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The Ideal of Grieving Well

It seems crazy to think that the world would keep on spinning after someone you love dies. Yet, on the morning of your loved one’s funeral you peer out from behind a tinted car window and find life going on as usual. Befuddled you watch as strangers engage in odd and purposeless rituals and you …

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