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Grief stages, systems, myths, and truths... what do you know? What do you think? What have you felt?

Has learning about Dr. Kubler-Ross's stages of grief helped you understand what to expect? How about other systems, what experts say, what…

Started by Soaring Spirits

10 May 5, 2011
Reply by cindy292


Family & Friends.... pressure or relief?

When did everyone who HASN'T been through this kind of loss become such a damn expert? Are your friends able to understand what you're goin…

Started by Soaring Spirits

15 May 3, 2011
Reply by Halfking

Did you ever get so tired of hearing...

Just give it time, it will get better...I finally got to the point I was telling people pretty sternly, "NO, it doesn't get better, it will…

Started by LostJudy

4 May 3, 2011
Reply by Dawn- Clouds Mum

Bitterness - is this common? How do we deal with it?

Warning: whine alert! It's been 8 1/2 months now and I've become increasingly aware of strong feelings of bitterness that make it difficult…

Started by mle52

19 May 2, 2011
Reply by perdi177

Dead husband = broken.

Losing my husband was just compared to breaking a bone. Apparently I am broken and MUST seek medical attention. I kind of resent that.

Started by greyeyes10

12 Apr 29, 2011
Reply by greyeyes10


Easter, Passover, and seasonal thoughts...

How are you doing? This is a thread for your impressions and experiences of this season, and a good place to check in throughout the day (e…

Started by Soaring Spirits

29 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Momtofour


Understanding Triggers: Little things, years later.

Here's a post from Star about closing her "joint" checking account three years later. What can you share about how grief acts when you are…

Started by Soaring Spirits

11 Apr 24, 2011
Reply by denisec

Out Patient Therapy

Has anyone been through this kind of therapy when going through grief? If so, did it help you? I start next week and I'm a little unsure of…

Started by gcortez55

7 Apr 23, 2011
Reply by Beth (oakhoopscoach)

What did someone do for you that you found really helpful while you were grieving?

So I am collecting thoughts on what people have done for you that you found was really helpful.  For instance, my neighbor came by one day…

Started by BlackWidow3

26 Apr 22, 2011
Reply by Alive & Mortal

Noticing the little things that are no more...a constant reminder he is gone!

I am newly widowed and struggling with my grief. I hate when people tell me they understand. I want to scream actually. Unless you lost you…

Started by MissHIm11

18 Apr 22, 2011
Reply by julieann48


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