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Presence and Absence: Grieving the Relationship
Thursday, January 1, 2015 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
It is difficult to think of anything more personal than grief.  After a suicide, the essence of the unique relationship we had with the person who died is mourned like nothing else.   We feel inextricably tied to the deceased, but the absence is everywhere.  What was familiar may now feel strange without the anchoring presence of the person who died.  The grief process is so powerful and difficult partly because we grapple with the reality of the absence when our attachment and expectation for presence of the person who died is still charged and active.
From the Desk of Father Rubey
Thursday, January 1, 2015 by Father Rubey
Now that the holidays have come to an end, members of the LOSS family breathe a big sigh of relief that the decorations can come down and the grief journey can continue. The holidays are generally a very stressful time because there is so much gaiety and cheerfulness, and survivors of a suicide are almost forced to put on the “happy face”. It is very difficult to get through the holidays with such a heavy heart.