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Grief

What to Write In A Sympathy Card

A sympathy card can be one of the hardest cards to send, and knowing what to write in a sympathy card can be overwhelming and fraught with worry and uncertainty. But sending a sympathy card can also be a lovely way to both express sadness and offer support to a…...

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Mourning When There Is No Funeral Service

How does someone handle mourning when there is no funeral service or celebration of life event? Like so many topics surrounding grief, there is no one right answer. But there are ways to mourn, even if services aren’t held. Keep reading to learn more. Why Is Grieving Harder Without a…...

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Is It OK To Laugh At a Funeral?

Have you ever wondered if it’s ok to laugh at a funeral? Maybe it feels disrespectful, or you don’t want to disappoint anyone by laughing when so many people are sad. But when it comes to emotions, especially complicated emotions like grief, situations are rarely black and white. Let’s talk…...

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What Is Anticipatory Grief and Why Does It Matter?

Anticipatory grief is a grief that is different than the grief we feel when a loved one passes.  What Is Anticipatory Grief? Anticipatory grief is grief that is felt by loved ones before a person passes. It’s common when a loved one is suffering from an illness or a disease,…...

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How To Grieve When Death Is a Relief

The concept of relief after death might be a topic that is difficult to talk about. It may seem counterintuitive to think about how to grieve when death is a relief. It might even seem impossible to discuss. Isn’t death always bad? Shouldn’t we always be sad? What happens if…...

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Grieving: Mourning and Remembering

Grieving is a word that encompasses the feelings someone feels when they experience a painful loss. We use it when a loved one dies or when a relationship ends. Grief is how we describe the interiority of loss.  But there are myriad emotions in grief. We might feel bereft, lonely,…...

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How to Ask for Help When Grieving

Knowing how to ask for help when grieving is, for many of us, a challenge. Even if we’ve lost loved ones in the past, every experience with grief is different. Grief can change depending on your age, your relationship to the deceased, your socio-economic status, and so many other factors.…...

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5 Reasons Why Is Grief So Overwhelming

People mourning the death of a loved one often wonder, aloud or to themselves: why is grief so overwhelming? Grief can seem all-consuming. It can cloud every judgment and every interaction. When grief is overwhelming, it can feel like it is taking control of your life. There are real reasons…...

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Why Do We Say Passed Away When Someone Dies?

If you have ever asked Why do we say passed away or passed instead of someone died?, then you’re not alone. The language we use around grief is complicated and nuanced, and influenced by more than just our emotions at a particularly difficult time. In fact, there’s more than one language…...

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Grief and Loneliness: You Are Not Alone

It might feel like grief and loneliness go hand in hand. It’s not uncommon to isolate ourselves after the death of a loved one. Often, the abundance of overwhelming emotions makes it difficult to be with other people. We might feel anger, despair, or sadness. We might also feel the…...

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