Tag: grieving

A man experiences loneliness after a loss

Published: February 2, 2017 | Last Updated: February 3, 2017 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It’s understandable to feel friendless and lonely after a loss.

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Guest Post – Getting over the trauma of multiple deaths

Published: July 2, 2012 | Last Updated: October 31, 2012 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

My colleague, Linda Ligenza–a social worker and life coach who is also an expert on trauma–recently penned a guest post here entitled, Trauma, Trust and Friendship. She offered some self-help tips for coping with traumatic experiences, particularly as they affect friendships. Since that post, a visitor to the blog wrote me asking for more information. […]

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Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Published: March 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 16, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup.   It […]

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A final friendship disappointment

Published: November 16, 2009 | Last Updated: November 16, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend has been going through marriage problems ever since I’ve known her (13 years now). I have been there for her when she needed someone to talk to. When the problems got too big to deal with, I suggested counseling since I didn’t want their marriage problems to affect the friendship […]

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Reader Q & A: The sadness of letting go

Published: December 3, 2008 | Last Updated: December 3, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   I’m so glad that I happened upon this website. I’ve been struggling with my relationship with my long-time, former-best-friend Linda. It’s been a gradual deterioration over the last couple of years and a long grieving process. I’m trying to figure out if this friendship is worth salvaging or if I just […]

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