Experiencing the death of someone you love and care about is painful. Experiencing the death of someone you less than love can be painful too. There are almost always undelivered emotional communications with a person who died, and deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic are no different. Think back to someone you know who died. Were…

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Do commercials for Mother’s Day flowers or greeting cards put a knot in your stomach? Do Mother’s Day posts on social media make you think, “What’s so happy about it? Will you in these COVID-19 be unable to visit your mom? Do you wish you could ignore the whole week leading up to the holiday?…

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Grieving a Loss Before it Happens

Grieving a Loss Before It Happens Anticipatory grief is most commonly associated with the feelings of grief felt by those who are dealing with a loved one’s impending death. A Place for Mom describes anticipatory grief as often being as intense as the grief experienced after a death itself. Perhaps a better and broader definition…

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