Month: August 2022

Grieving and Mourning–a crucial distinction: AfterTalk Weekly

Grieving vs. Mourning: People tend to use the two words interchangeably. But there is a crucial distinction. By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. I often remind myself that there is no love without loss. And there is no integration of loss without the experience of mourning. Your capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn. To …

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Dealing with emotional triggers after loss: weddings, birthdays, and other events

Dealing with emotional triggers after loss — weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other events The first year after a loss is particularly difficult because you’re bombarded with so many changes, and you’re not sure how certain milestones (your anniversary, birthdays, holidays, etc.) or other situations will become emotional triggers. If you’re prepared, however, you can turn …

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