Hope Can Be the Sixth Stage of Grief

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I recently lost two dads. Neither death should have come as a surprise. Both my dad and stepdad were in their 90s and in failing health. Still, I was shocked, and unprepared for the excruciating pain that comes with great loss.

At the same time — with some distance — I’m left feeling strangely hopeful.

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Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.

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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.

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