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Lynne Hughes

Entries by Lynne Hughes

Relationship 'Seasons': How Loss Changes Your Perspective

(12) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 11:41 AM

It's no surprise that when people experience a loss, particularly a death, they see the world with a different lens. That includes how they view people and their relationships with them. My own mother died when I was nine, and three years later, my father died. From that point on,...

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How Did Grief Get an Expiration Date?

(14) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 5:40 PM

Certain things need an expiration date. Milk, eggs, mayonnaise, meat, fish -- there is a time we need to be done with them, and throw them away. I get all that. But does grief have an expiration date? For some reason, there seems to be an acceptable shelf life --...

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Childhood Loss: The Untold Burden

(27) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 9:46 AM

Play dates, sleepovers, soccer games, pizza, death.

Death? How did that get in there? It is not an image that comes to mind when you think of childhood. And yet it is a part of childhood much more often than commonly thought. New national research we conducted...

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