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You’re Not Crazy – Part 3

You’re Not Crazy – Part 3

Dr. Wolfelt’s article “You’re Not Crazy – Acknowledging the Illusion of Control” was published in the Spring 2024 edition of the TAPS magazine. It is part three of a 6-part series.This part, part three, is available here.

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people.  You are the one who is grieving, and as such, you have certain...

Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   Each year thousands of teenagers experience the death of someone they love. When a parent, sibling, friend or relative dies, teens feel the overwhelming loss of someone who helped shape their fragile self-identities. And these feelings...

Embracing the Sadness of Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   “In every heart there is an inner room, where we can hold our greatest treasures and our deepest pain.”  — Marianne Williamson Sadness is a hallmark symptom of grief, which in turn is the consequence of losing something we care about....

Helping Children Cope With Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   Adults grieve. So do children. As an adult or child, experiencing grief means to “feel,” not just to “understand.” Anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Even before children are able to talk, they grieve when someone loved...