December 2011


Grieving as a Couple


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Grief is difficult enough to cope with when it happens to one person, but going through it as a couple can cause even more complications. Grieving the loss of a child is one of the most difficult deaths a couple can endure. The strain it places on a marriage can be intense. An otherwise healthy couple may appear close to divorce because of the cycle of fighting, feelings of isolation, loneliness, and separation that follows such a loss. On the other hand, some couples may become closer in their grief. Their relationship actually grows stronger through their shared pain and vulnerability.  
 
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December 21 2011


Grief Can Be Disorienting


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The early days of winter are here. In northern Ohio, we know that means more bitter cold, wind, ice, short days and long nights will come. For some, winter is the season for grieving. Grief can be just as harsh as winter. As layers of ice form on ponds and lakes, a layer of grief may freeze over you. You may feel immobilized and doubt that the spring thaw will ever come. For others, winter is a gift. You may feel that you have been given the time for reflection on your relationship with your loved one as well as lessons learned.
 
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December 21 2011


Children Address Grief Through Art


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As a board certified art therapist, I am continually astounded by the creative work done by the children of the families here at hospice. I love to see the excitement, the energy, and the expressive nature of children who tell their stories through their art.
 
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December 21 2011


Book Review: The Hard Time: Getting Through Loss


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Earl Hipp's Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss provides much insight into a teenager's journey through grief. In the introductory pages, the author explains the many different kinds of losses teenagers go through, and how "just living means experiencing loss."
 
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December 21 2011


How Do I Handle Returning to Work While I'm Grieving?


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It can be challenging to return to work following the death of a loved one. Most of your colleagues and your supervisors will have difficulty understanding what you are going through, and may not know the "right" things to say. You can help them by being honest and clear about your needs and wants. If you do feel like discussing your loved one at work, let a couple of trusted colleagues into your confidence.
 
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December 21 2011

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