Monthly Archives: December 2010

Anniversary Reactions

I was barely conscious as I heard a bystander shout, “Somebody call an ambulance!” As my body twitched on the floor of a deli in the Bronx, I muttered to myself, “Of course, something like this would happen now, this … Continue reading

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Will the Kids Be All Right?

In the weeks following the death of Elizabeth Edwards, there has been a lot of concern and questions expressed regarding her children, especially her youngest children, ages ten and twelve. Almost without fail, at the end of a news story … Continue reading

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What Should I Look for in a Therapist?

So, you have a list of names and you are thinking of contacting therapists. What is the next step? First, timing is really everything. When a person decides that he or she wants to see a therapist it should be … Continue reading

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How Do I Go About Finding A Therapist?

After the death of a loved one we can feel a whole range of emotions for a long time. People commonly report feeling sad, angry, lost, relieved, lonely, depressed and anxious. Sometimes we might even find ourselves laughing and crying … Continue reading

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What Are Some Signs That I Should See a Grief Counselor?

What Are Some Signs That I Should See a Grief Counselor? Not everyone who has lost a loved one, necessarily needs grief counseling, however, if you find yourself experiencing one of the symptoms below, you might want to consider it.  … Continue reading

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What if I Do Not Feel Up to Doing Christmas (Hanukah, Thanksgiving, New Year’s) This Year?

What if I don’t feel “up to” doing Christmas (Hanukah, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, etc.) this year?  This is a common question that I get around the holidays.  Holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances, when a person is … Continue reading

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What Am I Supposed to Say or Do When Someone Has Lost a Loved One?

Even for the seasoned mourner, it is hard to know what to say or do when someone close to us has lost a loved one.  Often, we resort to using trite platitudes like, “She is in a better place,” because … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Getting Through Grief

This blog contains 10 steps for getting through grief. Continue reading

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What Does Grief Feel Like?

So, what might we experience when we are grieving? Especially in the days immediately following the death of a loved one some people feel numb, they cannot believe that their loved one died. This is not necessarily a bad thing, … Continue reading

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What is Grief?

According to my dictionary, Random House Webster’s College Dictionary, grief is defined as “keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow, painful regret.” While this encompasses some of what the experience of grief is like, those of … Continue reading

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