The Loss of a Spouse – Part 1

The Loss of a Spouse – Part 1

A 50/50 chance, to any gambler, is a pretty good bet. But did you ever stop to think that if you are in a significant relationship, there is a 50/50 chance that you will eventually grieve the loss of your partner. Listen to some of the stories of...

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Good Grief!

Good Grief!

There is a good chance that when you have given any thought to grief it is usually in negative terms. A woman said to me recently, “I hate feeling this way!” Most people do. Grief is such a mix of intense emotions that most people wish they could...

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The Grieving Family

The Grieving Family

“Of all the events in a family, including birth, baptism, confirmation, bar mitzvah, graduation, or marriage, death is the one which we anticipate the least.” Why is this? Well, whether it is an expected or sudden death, we don’t want to prepare...

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Types of Grief

Types of Grief

Anticipatory Grief and Mourning When a patient or family is expecting a death, it is normal to begin to anticipate how one will react and cope when that person eventually dies. Many family members will try to envision their life without that...

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