Everything listed under: Grief

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    Planting Coral Bells for Mom

    By Debbie L. Miller for Next AvenueAfter 23 years of marriage, I was finished. For the last nine of those years, I’d owned a house with a garden in East Tennessee where I grew herbs, perennials, wildflowers and vegetables.   Read More...

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    Married? Widow? Whatever

    By Jill Smolowe for Next AvenueI was sitting in the office of a new doctor, which is to say, I was filling out a lot of paperwork. There were blank boxes that required my health insurance information. Columns of medical conditions that required Yes/No responses to document my health history.  Read More...

  • The Second Year After a Loved One’s Death

    By Jackson Rainer for Next AvenueFor more than 25 years, I served as a psychology professor and researched grief and bereavement. I consulted and taught individuals, couples and families to meet the demands that chronic illness exacts, to build safety nets and resilience in the presence of stress, and to create space for the problems that the loss of a loved one brings. I was widely published, including a well-received book (Life After Loss: Contemporary Grief Counseling and Therapy), and produc...  Read More...

  • Anxiety Is Another Stage of Grief

    By Claire Bidwell Smith for Next AvenueWhat is anxiety? Where does it come from, and how can you gain control over it? And why is it so frequently spurred by the loss of a loved one?   Read More...