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5. This kind of writing can be cathartic for the writer
Sun Aug 27, 2023, 01:36 PM
Aug 2023

It will never remove the loss and terrible grief. But with a published piece, you get a reaction from readers--comforting responses, words of good wishes and strength, even advice from those who have gone through the same thing. The very acknowledgment of loss and grief is therapeutic.

Keeping it all in can kill you.

Even though the responses are from people you don't know and probably never will know, the words themselves provide solace.

It's like thousands of hugs flying in from the Universe.

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