March 2017 Blog Posts (5)

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

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