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Losing a Loved One

Losing a Loved One

Extreme grief, like losing a loved one is normally handled by an individual's support group of friends and family in stereotypical ways.

There seems to be a 'support gap' in which positive emotions like hope, gratitude, kindness, bravery, and resilience hardly find any mention during the grieving period.

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