I feel I should warn everyone that this weeks topic is pretty sad. We'll be talking about grieving. So give yourself a break if you cry reading some of these, and also maybe plan something fun for after? Like read them just before renting a funny silly movie or something!
There are 4 articles for this week. The first three are a series about a women who lost her husband during the attacks of 9/11.
The 4th article is about the science behind dying of a broken heart:
On Monday we'll be talking about the psychology of grieving and what it can do to the body, but also about what kinds of things help a person who is grieving. This is kind of an extension of the social support discussion. Think a little bit about what your assumptions are about grieving. What do you think YOU'D want to hear? Have you ever tried to comfort someone who has lost someone only to feel like you may have made them feel worse? Or were you at a loss of what to say or do?