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Stages of Grief: 80’s Version

Kubler-Ross (1969) first addressed grief & loss as a series of stages one goes through to ultimately cope with the loss of a loved one. Generally five stages have been identified: denial & isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Some people think these stages are linear meaning you go from one to the next in… Continue reading Stages of Grief: 80’s Version

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Grief Bursts… They’re a Thing

When the wife & I attended our first grief support group after losing our daughters, we were really looking forward to it. We knew that we needed the support and in some strange way, hoped it would actually make us feel better.  I say that’s “strange” because honestly, nothing makes you feel “better”. In fact,… Continue reading Grief Bursts… They’re a Thing