Understanding Grief, It’s Not What You Think (originally published in PsychologyToday.com)

Stan Goldberg, PhD

We mistakenly believe there is a grief hierarchy, with the intensity of loss more legitimate for some events than others. The criteria are usually based on social norms.

In this article, I explain that the intensity and duration of grief are related to the importance the lost person, pet, ability, or object had in our lives. Even more important, this understanding can lead to a quicker and easier way of getting over grief than more traditional methods.

Preventing Senior Moments, by Stan Goldberg

Offers practical and achievable prevention strategies for senior moments.


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