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12 Things I Wished I'd Known About Grieving

"If you don’t learn anything from this, what’s the point? a good friend said to me the day after Dad died. At the time, in the throes of unfathomable grief, I thought it was a brutal, heartless thing to say. And in no way comforting. Despite this, I could recognise the truth in it, so I filed it away for another day. I’m still on the convoluted and confusing grief trail, but you know what, I have learned some things. A lot of things about myself, but equally...

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Can't Relate to the Five Stages of Grief? Here's Why

If someone says the word ‘grief’, like obedient little minions the words denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance often trot along behind. I learned early on in my grief journey that I didn’t subscribe to the five stages of grief model. The counsellor I met with presented the five stages and I couldn’t even pretend to relate with any of them. It didn’t remotely mirror my grief experience. Not to mention, personally I baulked at the idea of someone...

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