When Your "Loved One" Wasn't a Loved One: Grieving a difficult relationship #podcastthursday

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Most of the time we speak of grief — when we do speak of it, that is! — we refer to the person who died as the 'loved one'. We assume the relationship was one of love, and that the person left behind is saddened by the loss of that relationship. But sometimes the relationship was not a loving one. Sometimes it was even toxic. What is it like if your 'Loved One' was not someone you think of with love? What if a central figure in your life was not necessarily a loving figure?

Mitzi Quint is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Durham, NC. She has 18 years of experience as a bereavement counselor for hospice programs. She specializes in the complicated grief that can follow the loss of a child, multiple losses, loss due to suicide or violence, or grief that is complicated by secrets or troubled relationships with the deceased.  www.mitziquint.com

 

Online resources:

https://whatsyourgrief.com/grieving-someone-you-didnt-like/

https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/blog/1993/02/unresolved-grief-end-difficult-relationships-less-loved-ones

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/family/linda-lewis-griffith/article39055989.html

https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/24/living/death-anger-reddick-obit/index.html

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