Freedom to Grieve

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

Thirteen Years

Fresh grief covers the earth. / New tracks will appear. / Your imprints on my heart / Will never disappear. Read More

Thank you for your beautiful

Thank you for your beautiful poem. My brother died when he was 17, thirteen years ago next August. His would-be 30th birthday is next Friday, Feb. 7. My thoughts are with you today.

Thank you for your kind note,

Thank you for your kind note, Ashley. I imagine you can relate to many of those feelings. Nancy

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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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