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Everyday Love: The Death Anniversary Several Years Later

For most newlyweds the first wedding anniversary is day of happiness and joy. Hopefully the couple’s year together has been one of wedded bliss, save for the the occasional bump in the road, and their anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate a successful year of marriage and reaffirm their enduring love and desire. There will probably be reservations, champagne, a …

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Grief Triggers and Positive Memory: A Continuum

Central New York, where I grew up, overachieves when it comes to cold weather seasons.   I won’t even get started on winter, but I will take a few moments to ruminate on fall. As soon as the calendar hits September the air grows cool and the green trees of summer blossom into vibrant orange, red …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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