Grief

The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that losing a parent changes us forever. Joshua A. Krisch Updated Jun 08 2020, 2:21 PM The death of a parent is among the most emotionally difficult and universal of human…

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GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A CHILD

The death and loss of a child is frequently called the ultimate tragedy. Nothing can be more devastating. Along with the usual symptoms and stages of grief, there are many issues that make parental bereavement particularly difficult to resolve. And…

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5 Things Not to Say to My Grieving Children on Father’s Day

After my husband died when my kids were 8 and 9, Father’s Day became a dreaded milestone—and a day that makes the people who love us uncomfortable. They don’t know what to say, but here’s what they shouldn’t. When I was growing…

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When grief darkens Father’s Day: Tips for coping and honoring dad

As Father’s Day approaches, not everyone is wondering about whether to get Dad a goofy tie or a fishing lure. Many are wondering how they will get through the day as they mourn for the loss of their father. The…

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Father’s Day: How To Cope When It’s Tough To Celebrate

Many people struggle with grief and trauma around the dad-centric holiday. Caroline Bologna   Father’s Day is not a joy-filled occasion for everyone. The holiday can bring up painful emotions for anyone who has lost a dad, has a turbulent…

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Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a grain of salt

I’ll go ahead and acknowledge the giant turkey in the room, Thanksgiving can be the pits for people who are grieving. Many of the values, traditions, and messages associated with the day, like warmth, comfort, gratitude, and family togetherness, can…

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On This Day

Sarah Lyman Kravits June 21, 2017 On this day in 2014, three years ago, my brother died. He was killed by a drunk driver who also died in the crash. On this day, here in the northern hemisphere, summer begins….

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Grief & weather

Sarah Lyman Kravits April 25, 2017 I know people whose emotions fluctuate in response to the weather, but I never used to be one of them. Similar to what my father calls a “teacher-proof” student (one motivated to learn no…

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Something will always be wrong

Sarah Lyman Kravits March 22, 2017 Not long ago, I had one of those days. They come along periodically, and randomly, it seems. I wake up with a nagging sensation of trouble. Initially I wonder if I’ve neglected to take…

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