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Dealing with Grief: Anger

When I started this series on dealing with grief at the beginning of the year, I didn’t realize just how much it would affect the year ahead. I had just lost my grandfather, a wonderful man who was truly a second father to me, and I knew that my life would forever be changed. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to write about grief and the various ways it shows up in our lives  ...

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Dealing with Grief: Depression

PLEASE NOTE: This post differs from the others in this series. It is stream of conscious and intended as insight into what if feels like to deal with chronic depression. I do not claim this to be everyone’s experiences with depressive grief. Nor do I claim to know how everyone can best deal with any form of grief, especially depression. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for any  ...
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Dealing with Grief: Denial

It has been far too long since I began the Grief Series, and denial is probably a big part of that! And by “probably,” I mean “definitely.” In January, my maternal grandfather passed away. Although our extended family has largely stayed connected through its matriarchs, this came as a major blow to us all. Dente (one of those weird nicknames given to him by a beloved granddaughter – cough –  ...