December 2019


Ask Dr. Bob: When Can I Begin Dating


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Dr. Bob, 
After my wife died, I thought that I would never enter into a new relationship with another woman. Now, there are times that I think I would like to go out to lunch or something like that with someone of the opposite sex. Generally, these thoughts are accompanied by feelings of guilt. Is there a period of time I need to wait? What concerns should I have, if any? – Feeling Lonely
 
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September 21 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief 


A Child's View: Back to School


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The end of summer; the end of sleeping in; the end of slacking off! 


For many grieving kids, fall can feel like another ending. You may even feel a little afraid to leave the safety of home and family. Nothing and nobody is the same since the death.

But fall can also feel like a new beginning: new teachers, new supplies, new friends, maybe even a new school. Some kids actually feel relieved to get back to the routine. You may be glad to take a break from all the memories and sadness and want to focus on something else for a change.
 
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September 21 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief 


Coping with Grief in Doses


I don’t have time to grieve. My day consists of getting up and ready for work, getting the kids ready for school, walking the dog, taking the kids to school, driving to work and working eight hours, picking up the kids, walking the dog (who was my husband’s, by the way), making dinner and figuring out how to unclog the sink. If I only had one hour to grieve! 
 
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September 12 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Grieving the Death of a Co-worker


As the Baby Boomers age, so does the average age of the workforce. This increases the likelihood that we, as employees, are caring for, and subsequently grieving the death of, a loved one.  In addition, we may experience the death of a co-worker.
 
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August 16 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Grief: When it Feels like a Sudden Death


​Sometimes death feels sudden. But when you stop and think about it, your loved one has been suffering from a chronic illness for several years. In my work in the bereavement center with community clients and with hospice families alike, this is a common theme.
 
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August 02 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 

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