Free Grief & Loss Resources

We’ve created a series of resources that are free to everyone and available for you to share with others. 

We Grieve is Here For You

Most of us live our lives at a breakneck pace, traveling the highway of life at top speed. When we lose someone close our life comes to a screeching halt. For a moment, people around us may stop and surround us with love and compassion. But very quickly they are back on the highway moving at top speed, and we are left reeling from the shock, trying to make sense of the huge changes we are experiencing. With life-changing loss we realize we quickly run out of helpful resources and people to talk to about our grief.

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Free resources to share with others

The Journey of GriefLoss by SuicideLoss of ChildLoss of ConnectionLoss of ParentLoss of PartnerLoss of SiblingResources
January 25, 2021

The Journey of Grief

Each person’s journey through grief is unique. measure your success at facing each one and determine what is needed to move forward.
Physical GriefResources
January 25, 2021

Physical Grief

To better understand what is happening to us both emotionally and physically when we are grieving, it is helpful for us to know a little more about how our bodies function under stress.
Appropriate ExpectationsResources
January 25, 2021

Appropriate Expectations of Healthy Grieving

Healthy grieving requires you to express and process your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through talking, writing, composing, and creating.
Helping a Grieving PersonResources
January 25, 2021

Helping a Grieving Person

It is not possible for you to “fix” a person’s loss. Refuse to think of your role as “making it all better”. Rather, think of your role as a companion coming alongside a grieving person to help carry their pain.
Loss of ConnectionLoss of ConnectionResources
January 25, 2021

Loss of Connection

Loss of connection in the We Grieve community is not loss resulting from the death of a person. loss of connection may result from a relational breakup, divorce, or estrangement.
Experiencing GriefResources
January 25, 2021

Experiencing Grief

What are normal reactions to pain and suffering? Find out more with this free activity about how we all experience grief differently.
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February 3, 2021

Are We There Yet?

The pain of anxiety and fear are a result of our inability to establish equilibrium between our expectations of like and the realities of life.
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February 3, 2021

Core Exercise

What is the truth about me, and from whom, what or where does the truth originate? Are there any lies that need to be exposed?
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February 5, 2021

A Good Reason to be Angry

Losing your partner, the person you have shared your life with is a good reason to be angry.  During the grief journey there may be times when anger rises within you without warning. Many times, it is a reaction that just appears, usually uninvited and unwelcome.
Making It Through Year One We Grieve family photoLoss of PartnerResources
February 11, 2021

Making It Through Year One

You lose your partner and suddenly your entire world has changed. Life has come to a screeching halt and you feel nothing will ever be the same again, except maybe for this deep sadness, excruciating emotional pain, and intense feeling of emptiness.
The Impact of Grief on MarriageLoss by SuicideLoss of ChildLoss of ParentResources
February 27, 2021

The Impact of Grief on Marriage

Initially drawn together by the shock and pain of loss, couples can find themselves disconnecting as the grief journey progresses. The divorce rate is high for couples who experience the loss of a child. There are reasons for this and ways to address your grief so as not to lose your marriage relationship in the process. We all grieve differently…
Anger & Loss of a ChildLoss of ChildResources
February 28, 2021

Anger & the Loss of a Child

Feelings of anger will be inescapable with the loss of a child. You cannot avoid being angry at some level but identifying the source of the anger will go a long way in helping you unpack and find a healthy expression for it. Your anger may be a below-the-surface, low boil frustration or resentment rarely surfacing but never going away,…
Six Signs Pointing to Suicide Grieving TeenLoss by SuicideResources
February 28, 2021

Six Signs Pointing to Suicide

Most people who kill themselves actually lived better-than-average lives. Suicide rates are higher in nations with higher standards of living than in less prosperous nations.
Reactions to Suicide TraumaLoss by SuicideResources
February 28, 2021

Reactions to Suicide Trauma

The suicide of a loved one certainly is traumatic. It is an event of such intensity as to seriously wound a person’s sense of themselves, their value and worth, their world view, and their sense of safety in the world.
A Suicide State of MindLoss by SuicideResources
February 28, 2021

A Suicide State of Mind

What were they thinking? This is unimaginable! I cannot even begin to understand what he could have been thinking when he chose to take his life. Why would he do this?
Complications with SuicideLoss by SuicideResources
February 28, 2021

Complications with Suicide

The stigma of suicide in our culture today may likely keep you from feeling the freedom to reveal the cause of your loved one’s death, much less talk about how it happened.
Stronger When You LeanLoss of SiblingResources
February 28, 2021

Stronger When You Lean

There is nothing wrong with being strong, but with grief that approach can leave you simply stuffing the pain deeper inside and securing a future of physical pain, poor health, anxiety, and resentment.
Acknowledging Your LossLoss of SiblingResources
February 28, 2021

Acknowledging Your Loss

Many people find they come to despise the word “accept” when it comes to grief. It has connotations of being okay with the death, or quickly moving on from the person we lost.
Healthy Healing parent lossLoss of ParentResources
February 28, 2021

Healthy Healing

We live our entire lives knowing at some point we will lose our parents. In the natural order of things, children outlive their parents. We can live decades with this knowledge and still be devastated when loss occurs.
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February 28, 2021

What You Might Not Expect

When we lose a parent, we expect to be sad and we expect we will miss our parent, but what catches us by surprise are the things we do not expect when we lose a parent.
Competing Thoughts EmotionsLoss of ConnectionResources
March 2, 2021

Connecting in a Disconnected World

What is connection? Connection is not simply a social media post, text, a ‘like’ on your page, or even receiving a letter or gift in the mail. A connection is how being in a relationship makes us feel.
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March 15, 2021

Coping with Worry During Grief

Grief is not a simple emotion. It is an extremely complex mix of many different emotions, all of which seem to come at us at the same time. When someone very dear to us has died, we grapple simultaneously with intense feelings of sadness, nagging regrets and anger, fear and wonder about the meaning of life, and our own mortality,…
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March 22, 2021

You May Not Know

You may not know… You don’t “get over” a significant loss. It takes a long time to feel normal again. No one can tell you how to grieve. Healthy grieving requires the release of emotional pain. Grief changes you and your priorities. You may feel like isolating and being alone. Grieving is not forgetting but remembering in a new way.…
Loss of ParentLoss of PartnerLoss of SiblingResources
April 19, 2021

Missing My Reflection

Loss reminds us of the power held by significant people in our lives. When our loved one dies, we are overcome with emotion. We feel the deep sadness of loneliness engulf us like an impenetrable fog, and we have trouble imagining a future without our person. For those people with considerable impact on our life, there is an even deeper…
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April 20, 2021

Control Exercise

Worry is taking responsibility for something over which you have no control. The very act of separating the elements in a situation you can control from those you cannot relieves stress. Once you have identified the items you cannot control, make a sincere effort to let them go. The list of items you can control becomes your “to-do” list. Download…
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May 3, 2021

Coping Strategies that Work

“You don’t heal from the loss of a loved one because time passes, you heal because of what you do with that time.” ~ Carol Crandell C O P I N G    S T R A T E G I E S    T H A T    W O R K Self-Care • Exercise – dance, run, walk,…
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February 3, 2022

Practical Steps Toward Healthy Healing

There is no sugar-coating the fact that death is a tragic event. A range of emotions can flood in, and if you don't have people around you sharing in your grief, you can feel isolated and lonely.   Nonetheless, there is a way to get through the sadness and find joy again. It begins with allowing yourself to process your…
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May 12, 2022

How to Help a Loved One with Financial Issues Following a Spouse’s Death

How to Help a Loved One with Financial Issues Following a Spouse's Death - Cheryl Conklin   How to Help a Loved One with Financial Issues Following a Spouse's Death   At We Grieve, we know the death of a spouse is never easy, as the event marks the loss of an intimate relationship. If you have a senior loved…

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