Catastrophic Thinking

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People who grieve sometimes respond to “normal events” with catastrophic thinking, a psychological term used to describe when a small event provokes thoughts of a dire conclusion. Your daughter is late, so you fear she has been in an accident. You feel a pain and suddenly you know it is cancer. … [Read more...]

Community

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All who suffer a loss through death do so in a community. Your community may be small or large. Your community may meet your needs for support, or it may withdraw sooner than you wish. How your community responds to you becomes part of your story of loss. You may need additional support outside … [Read more...]

Grief and the Holidays

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Those who mourn often wish they could avoid this time of year. They wish they could start a nap before Thanksgiving and wake up in January. The holidays create a collision between cultural expectations of celebration and the personal reality of sorrow. If your loved one died during the holiday … [Read more...]