Posts by Mark Liebenow

Creativity

Creativity

This is the last of my 12 posts at The Grief Dialogues,and I am grateful to Elizabeth Coplan for her invitation to write them. The themes were chosen from a list of one-word responses to her Twitter question, “Out of grief comes ….”             * After being batted around by grief for a time, many of us…

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Strength

As we follow grief’s advice, we discover that we have an amazing amount of strength. In the beginning, we weren’t sure we would survive this worst thing that could ever happen. We have a right to grieve because people we love have died. They died too soon, and they died before we were ready. They were…

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Choice

Before the death of my loved one, I often lived for the future, dreaming about what life would be like one day, putting off dinners and nights out to save money for it. In grief, the opposite was true and I lived in the past because I couldn’t imagine a future without my loved one…

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Change

After we have dealt with grief for a period of time, we will reach a point where it feels like we are turning away from our loved one and moving on. We probably are, even though we don’t want to. We will have changed some aspects of our life. Maybe we have given most of…

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Newness

Photo of a Leaf - Newness

Let’s say we’ve adjusted to the death of a loved one to some degree. We’re back at work. We’re cooking, shopping, and taking care of the house. We’re gathering with friends and talking about something other than grief like sports, politics, and the sale going on at Kohls Department Store. Hopefully we no longer feel…

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