Stories of Grief by Our Readers, Friends and Family
The following are articles on grief and loss by some of our friends, family members and readers. Some were written as a grief journal or as part of activities undertaken while attending a grief support group.
Writing about your experiences is an activity often recommended by grief counsellors and support groups. The following articles by our guest writers have been written by friends of ours and readers of this site who have experienced various forms of grief or loss.
We are grateful to them all for letting us share their experiences and for their honesty and their positive outlooks. They are all inspiring and we’re sure that their stories will be of great help to those who find themselves in similar situations.
General Stories on Grief
Dealing with Grief - One Woman's Story of Multiple Losses by Jelena
The Influence of Time on Grief by Morgan Webb
Yoga for Grief by Ankita Singh
The following group of articles were given to us by Wendy, who lost her
husband to a brain tumour and then was diagnosed with breast cancer
herself. They tell her story, of how she coped with the feelings of
grief and rebuilt her life. She is now in good health and making the most of
life. A true inspiration to all of us never to give up hope.
Finding Joy After Grief - A Story of Hope
What Are the Differences Between Grief and Loss?
Healing Grief and Loss Through Connection with Your Inner Self
A Story of Dealing with Loneliness after the Death of a Loved One
Getting Past Anger in Grief
Stories of Grief for the Loss of Parents and Grandparents
Loss of my Father - My son, Andy, has written his thoughts about losing his father
Grieving for the Death of My Grandparents by Athena Bryant
Loss of the Childhood Home after the Death of Parents by Wendy
Mom's Death from Opiod Addiction
Personal Grief Stories about the Loss of a Child
Emotional Pain of a Miscarriage - How Yoga Supported My Grief Journey by Ruth Pirie
Overcoming the Loss of My Daughter by CS from Kenya
A Mother's Story about Miscarriage Grief by Athena Bryant
Stories about the Grief of Chronic Illness and Disability
Coping with Chronic Illness – written by Sarah, who, in her forties, was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
The Grief of Having a Disabled Child - An uplifting story about a brave girl called Rosie, written by her mother.
Stories about the Loss of Siblings
Grieving for my Brother - a Story of the Loss of a Sibling - by Amanda Vin Zant
Grieving for my Little Sister by 17 Year Old Sonia
you have a story to tell, that you think might help others, and that
you would like to share on our site, feel free to get in touch with us
through the Contact Page or the Bereavement Forum. We’d love to hear from you.
Have a look at our page Writing through your Grief for more information about the benefits of writing as a way of expressing your emotions.
Some More Useful Articles on Grief from the Internet
These are some of the articles we have found over the years which are very useful. You might like to let us know if you find any that you have particularly liked.
Tips for Returning to Work after a Bereavement
About the Loss of a Son and the Therapy of Writing
How to Respond to Judgement on your Grieving Process
Living with Mom's Death - A Male Perspective
ARE YOU A BEREAVED MOTHER OR FATHER?
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Thank you for your consideration --
Judith Kottick, LCSW and Jean Singer, PhD
IRB Approved at the Study Level, May 10, 2021. #30499052.0
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