Posts Tagged ‘loss’

Grieving The Lives We Had Before COVID-19

Grief is not limited to the death of someone we loved or cared for. Grief can show up in our lives for other things lost like a job, financial security, and an overall way of life. Giving ourselves permission to label the life we had pre-Coronavirus means we then allow ourselves to grieve; to properly…

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5 Ways to Help Someone Who’s Grieving

Death, and the grief that follows the death of a loved one, makes many people in our culture uncomfortable. It’s something that parents often try to shield children from, and that many people feel pressured to hide. Yet pretending grief doesn’t exist isn’t the healthiest way to start the road to recovery—and it’s not helpful…

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Young Widows: Reimagining Life

Our relationships with our spouses are largely about sharing a vision for the future and working together to make those dreams a reality. If you’re a young widow, your spouse’s death is so much more than losing the person you love—it’s also a loss of the future you were building together. These shattered dreams are…

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How to Support your Grieving Spouse or Partner

Helping a significant other grieve can be excruciating, both emotionally and in terms of the practical responsibilities you might need to take on. In most cases, our significant others are our closest confidents and the people we feel most comfortable with expressing all of the uncomfortable emotions that come with grief. Especially if you’ve never…

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How to Support your Grieving Parent or Sibling

Supporting a parent or sibling through grief can be difficult, especially if your relationship with him or her isn’t perfect (as they often aren’t). This is especially true because if you’re in a position to support your parent or sibling through grief, you’re probably experiencing some level of grief yourself. A good place to start…

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How to Support Your Grieving Friend

When someone we love experiences a major loss, almost everyone wants to reach out and help in any way possible. When it’s a friend who’s experienced a major loss, we’re at an advantage over when it’s a member of the family, because usually the loss hasn’t touched us in nearly the same way. But helping…

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How to Support your Grieving Co-Worker

When someone at work experiences a major loss, it can be hard to know how to respond—especially if it isn’t a person that you’re particularly close to. Here are some tips for handling it well, in a way that will be genuinely appreciated by your coworker and that helps keep everything running smoothly in the…

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Why It’s Okay to Be Angry About Coronavirus and What to Do About It

Anger is defined as a strong feeling that people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens. It is often considered a secondary emotion because we typically experience anger as a way to protect ourselves from other vulnerable feelings. We usually feel something else first like fear, hurt, rejection, frustration, or sadness. Anger emerges as…

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An Open Letter To Those Grieving a Covid-19 Death

April 2020 Dear Grieving Family and Friends, I know you are in pain. It’s difficult when someone we love dies. And, it is even harder when we don’t get a chance to say goodbye. I am sure it feels like you are surrounded by loss. Everywhere you turn, it’s there. It’s on the TV, it’s…

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