Articles on Death

The art of grieving gracefully

The art of grieving gracefully:

Robbie Davis-Floyd’s Suggestions for Coping with Loss and Pain

Begun in January 2002, completed for the moment June 2005
My daughter Peyton Elizabeth Floyd died as the result of a car accident in September 2000, four days before her 21st birthday. These are some of the things I learned from the experience of coping with this devastating loss. They begin with suggestions for the immediate period after a loved one’s death, and move on to the different coping methods I found useful over the long – term. At the end I include suggestions for what to say (and not to say) to those who are bereaved.

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