Carlson: Why high school football player's death feels like an amputation to his father one year later

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Jim Webb learned about the stages of grief in a college psychology class. The whole thing seemed logical at the time — the idea that people go from denial to anger to bargaining to depression to acceptance — and even as he got older, Webb didn’t question it all that much. Then his son died after suffering a head injury in a high school football game. Now, Jim Webb knows the stages of grief are bunk. “You don’t go through in some linear fashion,” he said. He is reminded of something he read from one of his son Peter’s favorite authors, C.S. Lewis. “One of the things that he says about it is that in grief, nothing ‘stays put,’” Webb said.Read more on NewsOK.com
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Carlson: Why high school football player's death feels like an amputation to his father one year later

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