Posts tagged grief

3 Things We Learned About Grief From The Year of Magical Thinking

Just before the Christmas of 2003, Joan Didion’s daughter Quintana was admitted to the hospital for the flu. Her condition quickly worsened, leaving her in a temporary coma. Returning home from visiting her daughter, Didion and her husband John sat down to dinner, where her husband suddenly collapsed and died of a massive heart attack. This maelstrom of tragedy marks the beginning of Didion’s memoir…

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Dealing with Grief: 5 Ways to Cope with Loss

There’s a fine line between grieving and allowing your emotions to affect your life and relationships, and it’s often tough to notice when we’ve crossed that line. Dealing with grief of any kind can take a different toll on everyone, but regardless of whether it’s the death of a loved one, a break up, or the loss of a friendship, the ways to cope remain…

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Option B: How to Cope When Option A Isn’t Available

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s daughter had an upcoming father/daughter dance, she begged and sobbed for her husband, Dave Goldberg, to go with her. It was the only thing Sandberg truly wanted, but she knew it would never come to pass; Goldberg had died unexpectedly two weeks earlier. When Option A isn’t available The tragedy of losing her husband sent Sandberg into a tailspin of…

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