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Grief Support

What Is Normal Grief?

Grief is that powerful emotion we experience, frequently after the loss of a loved one. Grief, however, can also be experienced after a number of traumatic incidents like an auto accident, illness, loss of a job, or divorce. Grief can be challenging in that we each seem to experience it…...

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How to Organize a Loved One’s Belongings After a Loss

Some describe the days following the loss of a loved one as a blur. It becomes difficult to separate the days, and those who are grieving often feel at a loss or even detached. There can at once be feelings of super sensitivity and emotion blended with periods of numbness…...

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7 Ways to Fight Against Self-Isolation in Grief

It has been stated repeatedly that individuals grieve in their own way and that each person experiences grief in their own way. That being said, there are still some unhealthy grieving habits we can fall into. One of those is self-isolation. Self-isolation is when a grieving person intentionally stays away…...

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How to Cope with the Death of a Sibling

There are many reasons why losing a sibling can be so difficult. First, there isn’t a lot of attention given to the topic. You can find plenty of books and articles on the loss of a spouse, child, or even parents, but coping with the death of a sibling doesn’t…...

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Powerful Memoirs & Books About Overcoming Grief

While everyone experiences grief in their own unique way, that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from the experiences of others. That is why support groups and group therapy can be so beneficial. The challenge is, of course, that every situation surrounding death can be so different. Losing an aging, ill…...

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Ways to Mourn the Death of a Spouse Well

One of the most devastating losses a person can experience is the death of a spouse. Whether the marriage was for a relatively short period or a lifetime, a spouse is bound to us by love, experiences, and even the shared difficult times we experience. But like all deaths, we…...

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How to Talk to a Loved One with Terminal Illness

Life can be full of challenging and uncomfortable situations. Few perhaps are more challenging than finding out someone you love or care about has a terminal illness. What do you say? How do you act? How can you help? If you find out that someone you know is terminally ill,…...

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How to Cope After the Loss of a Pet

It has been repeatedly said that for many, pets are like members of the family. Perhaps this is most apparent when coping with the death of a dog or cat. Whether it happens suddenly or accidentally, or after a lengthy illness, the loss of a pet can be emotionally draining.…...

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How to Set Realistic Goals to Overcome Grief

Overcoming grief can be difficult, in part, because we all experience it differently. How one person works through the grieving process can be far different from another. This is why setting goals that are realistic for you to move past grief can be valuable. Setting realistic goals for yourself allows…...

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Five Practical Ways to Support Your Grieving Spouse

When a friend loses a close relative, most of us know how important it is to show our support. But what about when a spouse loses a close friend or relative? As their spouse, you are in a unique position to help them through the grieving process. You will likely…...

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