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How Blogging Helps to Continue Bonds

Cassandra Morales

When dealing with the death of a loved one, daily rituals can maintain our bonds with our loss. Baltimore residents Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams run a blog called What’s Your Grief that provides resources and support for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 

The bloggers have a national reach, including other psychology professionals who use their posts to help grieving patients.  

You can read more about continuing bonds theory in the book Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief (Death Education, Aging and Health Care) by Dennis Klaus, Phyllis Silverman and Steven Nickman . The collection of writing about the loss of a child is called  A Broken Heart Still Beats by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel.

In this web extra, Litsa Williams gives more examples of new rituals, and Eleanor Haley explains what a 'death cafe' is.

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