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Anticipatory Grief Symptoms: What’s the Big Deal?

Posted on November 19, 2006 - by Harriet Hodgson

Anticipatory grief has been described as a “normal process,” but life is far from normal if you’re going through it. Some experts list symptoms in broad terms, and others list […]

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What is an Appropriate Sympathy Gift?

Posted on November 19, 2006 - by admin

When a friend or loved one is grieving, it is hard to know what to say or how to show your support. When you want to provide comfort and support […]

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Passing Legacy Forward – Food Memories

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by admin

Oscar and Eleanor lived on a farm in the valley next to the river. As children we spent many wonderful times with this childless couple. They spoiled us with birthday […]

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Suicide: The Easy Way Out For Some, Means Tears And Pain For Others

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by admin

People who commit suicide are very selfish people. They do not inflict their own pain. They inflict pain on their innocent family and friends they leave behind–the ones that are […]

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Grief Support: The Don’ts

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by

1) Don’t try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers it only serves to make them feel guilty or worse. Grievers MUST experience the pain […]

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Grief Support: The Don’ts

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by admin

1) Don’t try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers it only serves to make them feel guilty or worse. Grievers MUST experience the pain […]

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Grief Support: The Don’ts

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by admin

1) Don?t try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT. For many grievers it only serves to make them feel guilty or worse. Grievers MUST experience the pain […]

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Then I Dreamed!

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by admin

“Then [I] dreamed…” (Genesis 28:12). About four months after our son died I wrote a booklet titled GRIEF. Two years later I received a letter from a publisher accepting it […]

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Anticipatory Grief Work: What is It and How Do You Do It?

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by Harriet Hodgson

If you’re going through anticipatory grief you’ve probably heard of “grief work.” Health professionals may use the term without explaining it. Anticipatory grief is so draining and confusing you may […]

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Losing the One You Love

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by

I can’t imagine a more difficult or trying period: coping with the death of a loved one. This is especially true when they are relatively young or not showing a […]

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