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Now I worry that — by perpetuating false ideas about how one should grieve — the new definition of PGD will potentially result in even less social support for bereaved individuals when they really need it. The Hidden Dangers of Pathologizing Grief « Medscape Nurses
Life puts us in challenging situations. Often times it is not where we want to be. Sometimes it seems we don’t have a choice. Maybe you can’t quit, maybe there is no one to take your place, no one else to to do the caregiving. If that is the case and you are not be able to leave, you can change. Change what and how you are doing, set limits, take time for yourself, begin taking care of yourself while you are caring of another. I’m a Caregiver and I’m so Beat Up « BK Books
Why are so many of us mourning a queen we never met? Is it about Elizabeth II the person, or what she represented for Britain and the world – or us, and our apparently unrelated sorrows? We talk to psychotherapists, anthropologists – and the bereaved. ‘We need to find our kin, people who speak the same language’: the power of shared grief, from Covid to the Queen « The Guardian
At 12:02 my mom passed away...and this is killing me!!! Why I did not stay with her, I'm the only daughter...it was my responsibility to stay, but I was afraid and in denial. She was alone, my friend left at 11:30 pm and I wasn't there. How can I take this guilt out of my chest...if she is not here to forgive me? Coping with "Moment of Death Guilt" in Grief « Grief Healing
Grief is holding a map of certainties and ambiguities and marching on. It is a loving, a longing and a dreaming. A ritualistic rewriting of life with loss as the language of love. Of remembering the tranquillity of holding hands and smiling. Essay: Coming to Terms with Grief « Dawn
The truth is grief responses vary widely, and no two losses are ever the same. This is because there are many variables that impact a person’s grief response to a loss event. Our personal lived experience of loss or trauma, developmental stage in life, attachment style, spiritual beliefs or lack thereof, socioeconomic status, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education, family history, cultural traditions, and a myriad of other factors influence how people grieve. There Is No Step-by-Step Formula for Grief « Psychology Today Canada
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