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Grief, death, traumatic loss, coping, not coping, and the things I wish I’d known about all of them.
People with one particular attachment style have been shown to struggle more with grief and loss. Which one is it, and why?
Talking is often essential to grieving, but some losses are "unspeakable." Many people are out of their depth around traumatic topics, and that's where therapy can help.
Studies that have examined the impact of sibling loss have highlighted an impact that ripples out through all areas of life. What can be done to lessen it?
Most of us know that it's normal to feel numb in grief. But that doesn't mean it feels acceptable when it's your own feelings that pack up and leave the building.
What is the true relationship between mourning and time?
'Complicated grief' isn't defined by the presence of observable symptoms - it's defined by the absence of ‘normality’. But how can we possibly label a griever's process 'abnormal'?
The Christchurch mosque shootings rocked New Zealand with a raw, numb, disorienting sense of horror. It's still all we can talk about—but will talking help?
Those who lose a sibling to suicide suffer a "double loss"—their sibling is gone, and so is their family as they knew it. Typically, they mourn both losses alone.
We like to think we offer compassion to those bereaved by suicide, and that stigma was left back in the Middle Ages. Does research reveal more medieval attitudes?
How do you make it through the tinsel, turkey, and togetherness when somebody you love is never coming home for Christmas?
People often say you “never get over” losing a loved one—and in the early days of raw grief, those words can feel like your own death sentence. But are they true?
Leah Royden is a writer and registered psychotherapist who provides talk therapy for a range of issues including grief, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.