The majority of grievers are desperately in need of support to help them in coping with their losses. They need someone to listen to them without analysis, criticism or judgment. Fear of how to approach grievers and assist them stops many well-meaning people from being there for these people when they are most needed. A…

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  Some years ago, Robin Williams was famously quoted as saying that “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”  On the face of it, this sounds very logical.  The problem is that the thought of ending one’s life via suicide is a very emotional choice, often related to issues that have brought grief into…

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Incomplete Grief:   What do Sex, Drugs & Music Have to Do with it?    Following a breakup, or any other major loss, have you noticed a change in your behavior; things like eating or drinking more? These can become distractions you use to avoid grief. The activities you use to “take your mind off of…

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From every corner of the world we are hearing the word, grief. From news anchors to preachers, from corporate leaders to health care administrators, from the clerk at the store to our neighbors next door, we all see and feel the heaviness of loss, change…grief. Recently I heard someone say “we are all in the…

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  Do Father’s Day posts on social media make you want to crawl under the covers until the day is over? Do Father’s Day commercials make you feel sad or angry? Do you wish Father’s Day would be over already, so you would stop being reminded about your dad? Even though Father’s Day is a…

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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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