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When Grief, Guilt, and Anger Collide

Finding Meaning in Feelings That Can Complicate the Grieving Process

Sameet Kumar • 7/13/2017

By Sameet Kumar - While grief may never entirely fade, and the loss that caused it certainly won't be forgotten, it almost always changes and becomes incorporated into life, so the grieving person can move on. There are times, however, when grief doesn't take this relatively straightforward path toward resolution.

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A Complicated Grieving

Death, guilt, and anger are an explosive mix

Sameet Kumar • 9/1/2006

"Complicated grief" resulting from unresolved guilt, anger, shame, and regret can fester on for many years.

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When Grief, Guilt, and Anger Collide

Finding Meaning in Feelings That Can Complicate the Grieving Process

Sameet Kumar • 7/13/2017

By Sameet Kumar - While grief may never entirely fade, and the loss that caused it certainly won't be forgotten, it almost always changes and becomes incorporated into life, so the grieving person can move on. There are times, however, when grief doesn't take this relatively straightforward path toward resolution.

Daily Blog
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A Complicated Grieving

Death, guilt, and anger are an explosive mix

Sameet Kumar • 9/1/2006

"Complicated grief" resulting from unresolved guilt, anger, shame, and regret can fester on for many years.

Magazine Article
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Sameet Kumar, PhD., is a clinical psychologist, storied author, international speaker and expert in mindfulness-based therapies in grief and end-of-life care. He is the author of Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss (New Harbinger, 2005), as well as The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination (New Harbinger, 2010) and his upcoming book, Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief: A Guide to Healing after Loss When Depression, Anxiety, and Anger Won't Go Away. He has more than 15 years of experience with grief counseling, and working with cancer patients and caregivers, and has studied with numerous Hindu and Buddhist teachers. Dr. Kumar practices at the Memorial Cancer Institute in Broward County, Florida.