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The Beginnings of Grief

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Grief begins with attachment. We are designed to attach.

Loving and being loved grows from that attachment. Death breaks the attachment to the one we loved in this physical world. Understanding the specific ways we were attached to our loved ones helps us understand the unique story of our loss.

Time after time, I have seen the look of relief from my clients when I suggest that grief is related to attachment and love. “How long does grief last?” I am frequently asked. “How much did you love the person in your life who died?” I reply. At that moment, grief can be seen as a story of love rather than just a painful experience to get over.

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Getting Grief Right

by Dr. Patrick O'Malley

A masterpiece that will touch your heart and soul with healing powers. • A compassionate, wise, and practical guide • A must read for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.


Grief Therapist

Dr. Patrick O’Malley is a psychotherapist in Fort Worth, Texas, who specializes in grief counseling. For 40 years, he has counseled individuals, couples and families
in his private practice.


Getting Grief Right

by Dr. Patrick O'Malley

By the time Mary came to see me, six months after losing her daughter to sudden infant death syndrome, she had hired and fired two other therapists. She was trying to get her grief right...

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