Freedom to Grieve

Protecting grief from "closure," consumerism, politics, and other cultural distortions

Unwrap A Gift for Living From the One Who Died

Our loved ones who died gave us gifts to help us move forward. We need to unwrap them. Read More

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Nancy Berns, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Drake University and the author of Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us.

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