May 2016


Your Grief Survival Kit


​After the death of a loved one, our initial concern may be, "How will I survive?  How will I make it without my loved one?"  Your whole world changes, nothing is the same and things just don't seem to fit. It's as if your coping and stress management skills vanish or just don't work anymore. You're now in the "grieving zone." It is an unfamiliar and uncomfortable place to be. 
 
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May 18 2016


From the Editor: Thank You Thelma


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I would like to take a moment to share some news about our assistant editor Thelma J. Morris.  After 13 years of volunteering in this capacity, this issue of About Grief will be her final one.  
 
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May 18 2016


Dating After a Loss


​"Do I want to find a new romantic relationship after the death of my partner? When do I know the time is right?" There are no right or wrong answers – the answers are different for everyone. The following suggestions are helpful if you are thinking of dating, or have decided that dating is right for you.  
 
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May 18 2016


Book Review: 3 Children's Books


​When we ourselves are grieving, it's hard to talk with children about death. Children may overhear adults describe their new feelings of grief, and those same feelings can be overwhelming or confusing for them. Children's books are a good way to introduce various aspects of loss. Sometimes, to provide a less threatening context, they may substitute animals for human beings.   
 
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May 18 2016


​A Child's View: Color and Wonder


When you lose someone you love it can truly feel like a part of you died with them. Sometimes it is hard to calm your mind. Often you just keep thinking and thinking about why things have to be this way. That thinking can make it hard to listen to your teacher in school and make it especially hard to fall asleep at night. This is the time to play and rest and just "be," while your mind heals and adjusts to the changes in your life. But it is not easy to find ways to do that, especially in the early days of your loss. Guess what? There is an activity that you may have done when you were much younger, and it can really help. It is a simple, cheap activity that you can do anywhere, anytime. It is coloring


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May 18 2016

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