Dealing with the Death of a Child

Do parents soon divorce after a child dies? What effects does the death of a child have on family systems? How can families cope with such a traumatic loss?

Those Sneaky Spring Holidays

While we often realize that the winter holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah can trigger grief, but the many holidays of Spring can take mourners by surprise.

Is There a Right to Grieve?

Some losses simply are not recognized by others. How can we enfranchise disenfranchised grief?

If Only

Guilt can take many forms in grief. Yet, whatever form it takes can complicate grief.

Complicated Grief Is Complicated

The DSM-5 now recognizes that grief can be complicated. Yet more changes are likely in the future

Finding Balance: Coping With Grief During the Holidays

Can we celebrate the holidays when we are in the midst of grief? The key is suggested by a current theory of the grieving process.

Grieving the Death of an Adult Child

Losing a child is tough at any age but it can be especially hard when the child is an adult.

Can we do too well in grief?

Can we do too well after a loss? We need to acknowledge resilient grievers.

Identity Can Change Even After Death

Identity is not fixed at death—some times new information or values can change the way an individual is perceived even long after their death. This can deeply affect grief.

Taking It Like a Man: Understanding Grieving Styles

Do men and women grieve differently? Some do, some do not.

Can Grief Be an Impetus to Personal Growth?

We have no choice about grief but we do have choices in grief—to grow up or to grow down.

Is There a Right to Grieve?

Some losses simply are not recognized by others. How can we enfranchise disenfranchised grief?

More Than a Feeling

We often think of grief as an emotion—but grief affects every aspect of our being—even our health.

We Grieve All Our Loss

In his article On Mourning and Melancholia, Freud chose an abandoned bride as his case illustration. What was he thinking?

Is There a Right to Grieve?

Some losses simply are not recognized by others. How can we enfranchise disenfranchised grief?

We Grieve All Our Loss

In his article On Mourning and Melancholia, Freud chose an abandoned bride as his case illustration. What was he thinking?

What's New in Grief?

Are you still using Kübler-Ross? You have a lot to learn about grief.