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Ambiguous Loss

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.02.2017 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Blessing and mourning may sound like a strange combination, but I experienced the benefit of God's nearness as I mourned the ambiguous loss of our son...

Ambiguous Loss: Having But Not Having

Tammy McLeod | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

After my son Zach suffered a major brain injury during a high school football scrimmage, I found the grieving process to be complicated.

Beyond the Field: Dealing With Ambiguous Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 02.02.2017 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

As I drove home alone from the movie Concussion, tears overwhelmed me. This blockbuster film unveils the research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. The movie vividly depicts famous football players whose minds become their worst enemy.

My Motherhood Fear Is Loss

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Elizabeth A. Havey

When my children were little, I worried about losing them, not to illness or death, but to kidnapping. I felt our community was safe, but I was aware ...

The Burden of Knowing: How to Disclose Ambiguous Loss to Children

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

After an ambiguous loss, as after a parent's death, it is helpful for the remaining parent to tell the truth, in a timely way, in a manner tailored to the child's developmental capacity, and in limited detail.

Can Loss Open Your Heart To Compassion?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The most important and compassionate thing we can do to help those who are experiencing loss is to acknowledge that the person is having this experience and help her give herself permission to go through the mourning process.