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Sad Reminders

Grief is not something that magically disappears.  As long as love existed for the person, then grief will always be present.  The intensity and the power of the grief to dictate our day may lessen, but the sadness will always remain, especially if tapped into.

Reminders of the loss are always present.  Some reminders can bring a smile to our face, while others sometime can bring a frown.   Reminders can be simple calendar dates of importance such as holidays or anniversaries, but…

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Added by Mark Moran on November 4, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Grief Recovery Is Like Mountains and Valleys

Grief and loss over a loved one is not usually a constant low point but a continually oscillation of highs and lows like mountains and valleys.

There will be bad days, but also days where you actually may have interest or feel normal.  Then as quickly as that day goes by, the night may bring a reminder of the loss.

This is natural.  One should not feel hopeless in the valleys.  One should understand it is natural to grieve something or someone so important.  It is perfectly…

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Added by Mark Moran on September 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Loss is Temporary for Theists

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One of the sad realities of life is loss.  Loss is as much part of our existence as happiness.  We need to fully be aware of that as we fully hope to understand the nature of our temporal existence on earth.

Whatever we gain on earth, can be lost.  From the smallest trinket to the most important person in our world.  Like a thief in the night, material things can be snatched…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 26, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Losing Grandma

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I just read a great article on here about how a loss affects the family.  We are just in the first month of suddenly losing my grandmother.

The shock right now is the biggest thing.  She was completely fine and then she was gone.  There was no illness, no time to come to acceptance.  In fact, the previous weekend, she cooked Sunday dinner, like she always…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 11, 2014 at 3:22pm — 2 Comments

Pet Loss Grief

One type of grief that is not recognized as much as needed is the loss of a pet.  People grieve over the losses of pets all the time and  yet it is considered trivial.

Common responses include, "it was only a pet" or "at least it was not a family member".  The reality is, to many a pet is more than a pet but a family member!  Pets play pivotal roles in companionship and friendship.  The value of whether sentient or not plays no role in the attachment.

For example, a elderly…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 4, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Pet Loss Grief

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One type of grief that is not recognized as much as needed is the loss of a pet.  People grieve over the losses of pets all the time and  yet it is considered trivial.

Common responses include, "it was only a pet" or "at least it was not a family member".  The reality is, to many a pet is more than a pet but a family member!  Pets play pivotal roles in…

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Added by Mark Moran on August 4, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Losing Someone and Grief Counseling

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Loss equals change which equals grief.  This is a reality of life.  We are constantly in flux and re-adjusting to new realities.  How well we adjust to existing losses in our life will determine how well we move on through the gauntlet of life.

Losing someone we love is an especially difficult loss.   The altering change can cause chaos in our life.   We will be sad and this OK. …

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Added by Mark Moran on July 28, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

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