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Men and Grief

Posted on November 13, 2006 - by admin

Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look for support, and harder again to accept it. Men are so often silent, solitary mourners […]

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Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel invincible and there is nothing that can prepare us for the shock and devastation of […]

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Grief and Loss: Another Perspective

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

Grief and loss is a multifaceted counselling field based on the loss of someone or something. “Grief is our response to loss, particularly the death of a loved one. Grief […]

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Dealing With Grief and Loss – How to Mend a Broken Heart

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the heavy duty emoting that we have to do to get through our suffering? Is it […]

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Grief Assistance: Things That Shoud Never Be Said

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

When we lose a loved one to death, it seems like everyone has a word to share. Regardless of the circumstances or the difficulty of the loss, each person has […]

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Child Bereavement: Words of Comfort for a Child

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

Young people need as much time to grieve after the death of someone close, whether they show it or not. The most common issue for a parent is that the […]

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Grief, Part Three

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

Why You? And now, dear Friend, why you for the blizzards of life that temporarily whip off the blossoms and fruit? Because God loves you! He wants to strengthen you […]

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Grief, Part Two

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

My greatest anxiety for weeks after my son’s death was his salvation. It haunted me. But two dear editor friends within hours of each other quoted this same verse, and […]

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Grief, Part One

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

On December 16, 1976, our oldest son came home for the Christmas holidays, got the shotgun and went to the adjacent woods. At 7:10 p.m. we heard him scream and […]

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How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant […]

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