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Anticipated Death

Anticipatory Grief of Emergency Visits to the Hospital

Anticipatory grief is a feeling of loss before a dreaded event or death occurs. I experienced anticipatory grief when my husband’s aorta dissected in 2013. Surgeons operated on him three times to staunch the blood loss. During the last surgery—13 hours, four surgeons—he suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed his legs.

Grief Can Make Us Clumsy

 

"I trip. I bump into walls. I'm an old athlete and pride myself of my physique and coordination. Suddenly I feel like a clumsy oaf," Barbara said.

When We Blame Ourselves

"I know it's my fault. Now I'm being punished. I can't make this right. What can I do?" Melissa choked through her tears.

Does Counseling Really Help?

"I didn't think counseling would help. I was wrong," Charles shared.

What to Do When Grief Breeds Bitterness

“I don’t say much anymore. I’m too bitter. I’m afraid of what will come out,” Wes said.

Losing Focus: Lacking Concentration in Grief

How to Deal with a Spinning Mind and Racing Thoughts

What To Do When You Feel Crazy

When Grief Makes Us Feel Crazy

"My emotions are erratic. My mind either churns or completely shuts down. I can't rest. I'm always on the verge of tears," Claudia shared. 

5 Things NOT to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Only 5 you may be thinking?

Dating After the Loss of a Spouse

Dating After the Loss of a Spouse

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