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10months

It's been 10 mo this since my brother lefted us. I think of him often and I realize that love truly never dies. I pray that God heal my heart and help me to always keep my brothers life and legency alive. I really miss him.

Added by Joyce Gordon on April 28, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Navigating Grief

Navigating Grief

Added by Stephen McPeek on April 25, 2017 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Relationships lost to mental illness.

I am struggling with the loss of my relationship due to her mental illness. It seems like a death because the person if used to know no longer exists.

Added by Mike Waliser on April 24, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

How To Write Sympathy Thank You Notes

When my neighbor’s daughter died following a car accident, the neighborhood pulled together and extended an array of kindnesses. Folks they did not know left bagels on their doorstep; others placed additional obituaries in their mailbox, and many sent cards and flowers.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Final Wishes

A friend’s father made his final requests abundantly clear. He wanted no obituary, burial, or funeral rituals of any kind. His wife honored his wishes; he was cremated and his remains reside on the top shelf of the master closet. With no memorial or gathering of friends following her husband’s death,…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 13, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

book

book no 1 giv us a book 2 deal on los we do it way we do

Added by dream moon on April 9, 2017 at 5:27pm — No Comments

My beloved son Colton

I am on here because about a month ago I lost my beloved 25 year old son Colton to suicide. This has been the most difficult month of my life! I miss my baby boy so much! I feel like my heart has been ripped out and stomped on!

Added by Kari Wood on April 5, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Should a Widow Move? If So, How Soon?

Q.  My husband died several months ago, and people keep asking me whether I’m going to sell my house and downsize or move somewhere else entirely. How do others decide what to do?

Therapists and counselors who work with bereaved spouses commonly advise: Wait a year or so before finalizing the decision, unless you have no choice for financial or other…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on March 21, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Stand by Your Friends

What’s the test of a friendship? Sadly, it’s when tough times come calling. Some friends stand by and others fade by the wayside.

How do you respond when a friend or family member gets sick, has an accident, requires treatment or rehabilitation, or experiences the death of a loved one?

Many of us want to be there and would like to do the right things, but something prevents us.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

When a Bereaved Co-worker Returns to the Job

Q. My colleague’s 19-year-old brother died in a freak biking accident. I attended the funeral and sent a condolence note, but worry about what to say and do when the bereaved comes back to work next week. What is your advice?

You’re not alone in your concerns. “Coworkers and managers don’t know…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on March 17, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

M&M

My wife of nearly 38 years passed away on February 16 from a brain tumor. She was being treated for an aneurysm on the left side and the brain on the right side didn't show up on her last MRI in November. The tumor was diagnosed in the middle of January and a month later she gen.

This past week was especially had as it was our anniversary and we had a cruise planned. I have guilt because there are thing I should have picked up on, there are things I wish I could have said, there are things… Continue

Added by Michael E McGuire on March 13, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments

The Power of Condolences

If you have ever lost a loved one, you know how painful it is. We grieve: It's our response to loss, and mourning is our reaction to grief. Mourning is the heartbreaking process we work through so we can eventually adapt to loss.

Friends or family members play a crucial role in extending support during the mourning period.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Must Bereaved Parents Grieve Alone?

In the aftermath of her daughter’s death, my friend Isabel’s memory is hazy. She recalls friends surrounding her; they called, sent flowers, prepared meals, made donations, and attended the memorial service. And then silence. In the ensuing weeks, it took all her energy to…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 15, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts When You Die?

It’s important to consider your social media accounts when making your estate plans. Do you want your accounts deleted or memorialized upon your death? Add a list of your social media accounts, passwords, and other required information to your estate planning documents so your…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coming up 5 years

Well next month it will be 5 years since my brother passed away from alcoholism at 32 years old.  It feels crazy that amount time has passed... I think I may have been living in a bubble the first 2 or 3 years just managing daily life and trying to get through.  Other people share that it gets easier ..... I cant say I agree.  Although I moved on with life and have a great life, it has not remotely made a difference in the amount of pain I feel, or the fact that he inst coming back.  It…

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Added by Jennifer on January 24, 2017 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Nine days and a whirlwind of emotions.

Nine days ago I lost my other half.  The 29th of this month will be our 3year anniversary, although we had been friends over half of my life.  I've never had to deal with losing someone this close to me and I never knew a person's heart could hurt so much.  It feels like my world was turned upside down and I don't know when it will ever turn right side up again.  My chest is tight, my stomach is in knots, my head is hurting.  I feel like I am on a roller coaster of emotions; torn between…

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Added by Tiffany Phillips on January 24, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Finding Your Way Following Loss

When loss hits, it wipes you out. It can be hard to get out of bed each morning no less resume daily routines. How can you make you way back while continuing to mend?

  1. Re-enter slowly being careful not to overwhelm…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 24, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

My Story

My name is James but most people call me Tommy.  I am the oldest son of 4 brothers.  But my story starts with the fact that there are only two of us left.  18 years ago my first brother died in a car accident. I got a call near midnight from another brother telling me that he had died. He was only a year younger than me.  Of course his death was hard but in many ways it drew our family closer together.  In some ways I felt like I had closure with him.  Fast forward to 2011. I got another…

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Added by James Shults on January 16, 2017 at 11:12am — No Comments

Real love

I see others that grieve but we all grieve differently. I lost family members before, but when one dies in their sleep, there is no closure.

Added by Joyce Gordon on January 7, 2017 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Attending a Funeral: What's in It for You?

Q. My elderly aunt just died, and I’m on the fence about attending the funeral. I loved her, but the funeral is far away and will be so depressing. Will it really matter if I don’t go?

The big question is: matter to whom? So many rituals, which bind us together, have fallen by the wayside in our…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on January 5, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

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