Grieving Loss in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community

The pain of grieving is there for all losses, whether spouse or lover. A partnership transcends labels and roles and one’s partner is primary when a strong bond exists. Regardless of how the relationship is named, the pain of loss requires healing. In life, we may be exposed to mini losses several times before a […]

The Pain of Grief – Do Not Suffer Alone

Everyone of us has suffered the loss of someone or something dear. Each of us has lived through the inevitable process of grief. Whether suffered alone or with help, grief is a natural part of our lives. When I was only three years old, my brother died unexpectedly. He was the closest to me in […]

Grief Counseling – A Way to Ease Your Pain

Nothing can be more painful than coping with the death of a loved one close to your heart. Some people get over it in a short period of time. While for some it becomes very difficult to overcome the loss. Grief counseling can be of immense help when a person finds it difficult to cope […]

Are My Feelings Normal? The 7 Stages of Grief Explained

Unfortunately, most individuals will face the loss of a loved one throughout their lifetime. That loss may be from a death, divorce, or the destruction of a friendship. Whatever it may be, most individuals will respond to this loss with grief. Grief is an expression of emotional pain that is specifically associated with the feeling […]

How to Deal with Grief Triggers Long After the Death of a Loved One

Have you been having a good day many months after the death of your loved one and when watching television, see a particular scene or hear a statement, and suddenly you feel the return of sadness and anxiety? Or has a newspaper story of the death of a stranger set off sorrowful memories associated with […]

A Grief Journal for the Non Writer

Keeping a grief journal is known to be beneficial for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Yet for many journaling is not something that comes easily. Does this sound like you? I wouldn’t know where to start. I don’t like writing, it’s not something that comes naturally to me. I’ve tried […]

Beware of Grieving According to Theory

Many people say, “Never say never.” It is a strong word to be sure, and I am going to use it in this article to emphasize what can be very harmful to someone who is grieving. In the case of anyone who is mourning the death of a loved one-trying to follow any model of […]

Disenfranchised Grief and Depression

Disenfranchised grief is grief experienced by an individual that is not openly acknowledged, socially validated or publicly observed. The loss experienced is real, but survivors are not accorded the “right to grieve” by anyone around them. An individual may have an intense and multifaceted reaction to a loss, yet those around him are completely ignorant […]

Stages of Grief and a New Reality When Living With MS

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic unpredictable disease where the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system or CNS (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder and is rarely terminal. Most people with MS have a normal or near-normal life-expectancy. It is often the quality of life […]