Posts Tagged ‘coping with loss’

8 Creative Ways To Process Your Grief

There are many different ways to process grief. While there are plenty of conventional and traditional coping mechanisms, there is no one “right” way, and you can use whatever feels right for you and your journey. Whether you consider yourself a particularly “creative” person or not, you may find that processing your grief through a…

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Collective Healing Through Understanding And Compassion

When a community experiences losses together, we call it “collective grief.” And we can move through collective grief together when we lean on each other for support. With the ongoing pandemic, climate crisis, and a recent increase in suicides and mass shootings, that “community experiencing loss” includes just about everyone in the world. This unity…

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Coping With The Loss Of Your Best Friend

What happens when your best friend dies? Just like any other loss, the loss of your best friend is one that demands to be felt.You have to hold space for it, allow yourself to experience it, and move through the grief in the ways that feel right to you. Though all of that is the…

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Navigating The Loss of Your Life Partner

Losing the person you share your life with is a life-changing event. Your most intimate relationship is more intertwined with your life than any other, so losing them can feel like losing a part of yourself. This loss touches every part of your life. It’s completely understandable to feel overwhelmed and like this is impossible…

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How Families Change After Loss

Loss can and often does change everything in our lives, including our relationship with our family. Some of the changes are for the better, some are simply different but neutral and others are undeniably negative. In the years following a loss, family dynamics will continue to evolve—sometimes becoming more like they were before the loss,…

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Is It Ever Okay or Possible to Move on?

If you’re dealing with a death of a loved one, the idea of “moving on” can feel insulting. It’s a phrase often associated with a break-up and implies emotional distance. But after a major loss, you will likely hear people talking about how you should move on. What does that mean, and is it even…

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Creating a New Narrative After Loss

It’s a cliche to say that life is about the stories we tell ourselves—but there is a lot of truth to that. How we understand the things that happen to us and around us is determined largely by the narratives we create and repeat to ourselves. How we understand the trajectory of our lives depends…

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Finding Strength and Resilience After Loss

After a major loss, it’s normal to find it hard to function for at least a short amount of time afterward. But even the most devastating loss can be an occasion for growth. For some people, the path towards resilience comes easily—usually people who both already had an optimistic mindset and who don’t see their…

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When Will I Get Better After a Loss?

We like to fix things, including ourselves. If you’ve recently experienced a loss, you might be wondering when you’ll feel “normal” again. There is a short and long answer to this question: Research does show that most people start to see ‘acute grief’ symptoms decrease around the six-month mark after their loved one’s death. The…

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Navigating the Loss of a Spouse to Suicide

A spouse is someone with whom you build a life and share all of the intimate details about who you are. They know you fully and accept you as you are, so when you lose your spouse, it may feel like you’ve suddenly lost a core piece of who you are. The world you’ve created…

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