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COMMON REACTIONS TO GRIEF AND LOSS

  "My heart aches." "It's too much to bear." "I don't know how I'll get through this." These are statements frequently made by someone grieving a loss or death. Maybe these ring true for you. Grief can bring on devastatingly painful emotions. So much so that you might wonder if you're "going crazy." No, you're not crazy – you're grieving. Grief is the normal response to the loss of anything or anyone important in your life. Understanding the feelings and symptoms of grief are important to healing. You can try to avoid the emotions associated with a loss but doing so does not make them go ...
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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT GRIEF

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a painful and lonely experience. You're flooded with intense emotions that can literally stop you in your tracks. Most people don't know how to mange grief in a way that is healing and transformative. You rely on things you've heard throughout your lifetime about death and grief to help you get through it. However, some of this information might work against you rather than help you. To help you sort through what's good and what's not so good, here are ten common myths about grief. Myth #1: At some point, grief will come to an end. Maybe you've heard som...
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Surviving Grief During the Holidays

Traditionally, holidays are spent with people that we love and cherish the most. We create memories and engage in traditions that are near and dear to who we are. Some take for granted that these things will carry on forever. That is, until someone you love dies. Dealing with the loss of this person might be hard. However, dealing with the loss of this person around the holidays can be especially painful – particularly the first year. Holidays tend to amplify the loss. The sadness, hurt, tears, and anger might intensify. Your desire to participate in celebratory activities might be low. Additi...
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