Archive for 'Grief'

Coping with Grief and Loss: Support for Grieving and Bereavement

A good read, whether to assist you through your own grief or to help and understand the experience of a loved one or friend.

Excerpt:
Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt.  Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up. While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to ...

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Helping a Newly Bereaved Person…

Excerpts and very useful tips from an article by John Kennedy Saynor, Genenis Bereavement Resources

WHAT DOESN’T HELP?

Avoiding the bereaved

It may seem obvious that if you want to help, you don’t avoid. People use all sorts of excuses: “I don’t know what to say”, “I didn’t know them that well” or “I may upset them if I break down”.  Meanwhile the bereaved are saying, “Where are all the people I thought were going to help?”

Being afraid to shed tears with the bereaved

Oddly ...

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Getting on With Life After a Partner Dies

Jane Brody writes about the challenges of juggling yard work, finances and home repairs after the death of her husband Richard in March.
Every year millions are thrust into the role of widow and widower, forced to learn how to cope on their own, after many years of sharing life’s chores with another. Some have the help of grown children or friends who live nearby, but even they are often faced with tackling tasks their late spouses had done.
 

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Grief and Loss during the holiday season

The holiday season, from the first decoration put up in your local store until the ball drops on New Years, is an extremely emotional time.   Whether the grief is recent or years past, the holidays seem to bring it all to a front.  Finding the understanding  and support you need is important during this time.  Turn to friends and family if you can or find a local bereavement centre near you, you can ask your doctor or search online or contact ...

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