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Working Through Grief Returning to Work After Loss
When you've suffered a devastating personal loss, going back to work will likely be difficult. You may wrestle with thoughts like, "Am I ready to go back?" "What do I say to my colleagues?" and "What if I can't hold back my emotions?"

Your co-workers may be unsure how to behave around you, too. But in our article, Working Through Grief, you can learn how to make your return a little easier for everyone. It's a useful companion resource to our article, How to Manage a Grieving Team Member.

And if you need a personal "safe space" to process your thoughts and emotions, find out how to create one with our article, Toffler's Stability Zones.

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How to Manage a Grieving Team Member How to Manage a Grieving Team Member

Find out about the five stages of grief, and how to support your people through the process.

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A Final Note

When you experience a loss or bereavement, you'll likely return to work long before you've finished grieving. But in a supportive, understanding organization, rejoining your team can bring some stability and purpose back to your life.

Next week, find out why it's so important to deliver on your promises at work. And watch our new video to discover top tips for finding what you want on the internet.

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