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Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Your Way Through It

Gail-Gross_creditGailGrossIn reading “The Only Way Out,” I was especially taken with your advice about saying goodbye to your old life and letting go of what was before you can move on. This is a complicated process, and your book takes this on in depth, but could you give us a few brief tips that people can hold on to? 

Dr. Gail Gross: When an injury, such as death occurs in your life, it signals the end of one phase of your life and a transition into something new. The initial response is to run back to the familiar, even though the set that held your personality has cracked open.

Read the full interview with Dr. Gross on HealthCentral about working one's working ones way through grief:

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