Category: Blogs

Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. How Can You Help? A friend or acquaintance in your workplace has experienced the death of someone loved. You want to help, but you are not sure how […]

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved.” Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide […]

Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. A child or young adult has died. Everyone who loved the child is now faced with mourning this tragic, untimely death. The child’s parents are heartbroken. But what […]

Helping a Friend in Grief

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. You want to help, but you are not sure how to go about it. This article will guide you […]

The Misconception of the Funeral as a Rite of Closure

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Raise your hand if you’ve heard that funeral ceremonies help you achieve “closure.” It’s a common misconception. When someone we love dies, the death indeed ends—forever—our experience of […]

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