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Why This Healing Expert Doesn't Believe In 'Closure'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.14.2017 | OWN

In the time following a tragic or painful loss, people typically search for one thing: closure. In our society, closure is thought of as the powerful ...

Here's How You Get The Closure You Deserve

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women
Charmaine Belonio

There are times when you'll find yourself left wondering where your relationship is going when in fact, it's been headed downhill ages ago (You were just so blinded that you didn't notice).

Learning to Die by Practicing Closure

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We live in a death-denying culture. Our denial is partially due to the inherent mystery accompanying physical death.

How To Finally Get Closure, In 9 Expert-Approved Steps

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.22.2016 | Divorce

Getting closure after divorce will almost inevitably take longer than expected, but there are steps you can take that will get you a little closer. Be...

On Infertility, Closure, and Letting Go: The Lessons of Perimenopause

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women
Mary Pritchard

So what did I tell my ex? That while I understood and respected his need for closure - to get things off his chest - and I was grateful for my time with him, I needed to close the door on that chapter of my life. I wished him well and much peace and happiness, but told him that lunch simply wasn't in the cards.

Infidelity and Closure

Nathan Timmel | Posted 03.01.2017 | Divorce
Nathan Timmel

Being cheated on was the best thing to ever happen to me. No, I take that back. My wife and kids, my family. That's the best thing to ever happen to ...

Cremains of the Day

Susan Perloff | Posted 12.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Perloff

If there's any way to describe such a mission as satisfying, this is a satisfying. Closure, it's called. It feels clean. Tidy. Positive. Mom is now where she was happiest, and I enjoyed a sunny summer day with two wonderful women who have always loved me.

Why This Man Spent A Lifetime Looking For His Childhood Bully

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.30.2015 | Home

In his latest book, Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully, writer Allen Kurzweil chronicles his search for a man named Cesa...

Finding Closure: How a Gravestone Helped Me Say Goodbye

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Today I found a moment in which I could rest. My father's grave is no longer a place where he has simply disappeared from this earth but instead a place of acknowledgment.

Why Our Need for Closure Makes Us Selfish

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Travis Rivera

The ending of any kind of relationship can be difficult but I am a firm believer that every season ends so that something more beautiful can bloom. View every ending as an opportunity to start over, renewed, with a clean slate.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

The Myth of 'Closure' -- One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombings

John Tsilimparis | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Whenever our sense of safety and security is shattered by these types of events, restoring that emotional stability is not a simple undertaking. The central nervous system needs time to reset and process the loss of that very same safety and security that was taken away.

When HSBC Closes Your Bank Account Without Telling You

Brett King | Posted 01.29.2014 | Small Business
Brett King

I've been a customer of HSBC since 1999, and while that doesn't account for much these days, I grant you, I'm also a blogger that regularly gets 250,0...

5 Reasons You'll Never Get Closure with Your Ex

Posted 10.15.2013 | Divorce

Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir When you get your heart broken, there's one thing that tends to obsess you: Getting closure...

Surviving Suicide

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Perhaps the worst thing about suicide is the pain that it causes to those left behind. These people are known as the survivors. And telling our stories can help us to heal from the trauma of this experience.

Weekly Rune: Dagaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Dagaz -- Day -- Down in the easy chair, up go the feet, arms behind to cradle the head. It's okay to assume the position of a job completed, work well...

The One Word That Makes Me Incredibly Angry

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Few words make me angrier than a word that is constantly used toward and within the bereaved community. Closure.

Our Need for Closure Is Outdated

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Our need for closure has to cease being something we seek outside ourselves and something we reach by diving within. What we seek when we seek closure is a break in the action.

'90s Nostalgia Rules In Lost Nine Inch Nails Doc

Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment

Good news, for Nine Inch Nails fans; they can now satisfy any '90s NIN nostalgia with a viewing of "Closure," a 1997 documentary about the band recent...

Why I Don't Believe In Closure

Kim Goldman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kim Goldman

I have always said that grief and loss are like a best friend, "It knows me better than anyone, it's reliable and always there when I need it. It makes me angry. It makes me sad. Grief comforts me, loves me and protects me. I will never have another relationship quite like it."

10 Commandments for Breaking Up

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Maryjane Fahey

You have to dissuade yourself from thinking that you can be best friends with you ex. Tell him to chill out and maybe someday, he can reach out to you... but not for a mighty good long time. Like when you're happy, healthy, married, remarried, living in Paris and have forgotten his name.

Can You Forgive?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.03.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

The point of forgiveness is letting go of the anger inside of you. It does not mean approving what was done in the past. Forgiveness is about oneself and not about the other person.

The Problem with Closure

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We may claim we want closure when in reality we desire an outcome that differs from the one we got. This is all too often the result of self-absorption, placing too much importance on one's pride.

Closure: A Changed Point of View

John A. Anderson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

For those who continue to wrestle with war injuries, post-traumatic stress syndrome and the lingering effects of an experience that they really didn't ask for, recognition is long overdue.

How To Get Your Stuff Back After A Breakup

Jezebel | Posted 03.02.2012 | Women

One of the worst parts of a breakup is when you come to from the initial crying and yelling and flouncing off and realize that your can opener/DVD pla...