Most of us who have lost a loved one seek comfort from our friends, family, and community. So, it might come as a surprise to learn that some bereaved are not seeking solace and prefer to be left alone. I learned this when my friend’s mother-in-law died. I offered her my condolences and asked where I could send a donation in memory of the deceased. My friend shared that her…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I see my mother everywhere. Though I never looked like her, I can now see a physical resemblance and so many of my qualities remind me of her. Not so for my dad. When I was young, everyone said I looked like him, but I no longer see the resemblance. I never had the good fortune to get to know my father and he wasn’t part of my life long enough for me to emulate him in any way.
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 16, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
I express my sincere sympathy to the Medina- Chevez Family.
I look forward to the day when wickedness will be gone forever
Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 29, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Hello, I just joined the group. I am having a really BAD day, can't stop crying.
My darling husband of 29 years died unexpectedly in August last year. I was overseas at the time. We have no children and no extended family where we live and very few friends. I had to ask the neighbour to check why he was not answering his phone and it took for EVER. I wanted him to break the door down but he was saying I am over reacting. Eventually my neighbour was able to open a small window and see…
Looking at the news and hear of a famous singer just hung themselves. Mental illness is on the rise and I want to raise awareness. Please don't be ashamed to speak out and help our family members and friends before the enemy death takes them away.... I am looking forward to the time when the enemy death will be gone away forever - 1 Corinthians 15:26
The death of a loved one brings significant change. We are no longer a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or friend. Life is completely thrown off course and every aspect of it is altered, including our social order, financial circumstances, and relationships. We view the world through a different lens and as we mourn our loved one, our perspective shifts.
Grieving a loss is…Continue
Holidays that focus on parents are a particularly difficult time when you have lost a child. What does a mother do on Mother’s Day if she is a bereaved mom? Even if she has surviving children, a day devoted to mothers only heightens her sense of isolation and loss.
While it is impossible to know how a bereaved mom will feel, trust that the day will be hard, no…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Joyce Gordon on April 28, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments
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
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. My neighbor wanted to acknowledge the thoughtful deeds but was…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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, the bereaved spouse has been unable to grieve. Her daughter worries she will never mourn or move…Continue
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
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!
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…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on March 21, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on March 17, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Michael E McGuire on March 13, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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 assume fragments of her routine. Isabel said she exhausted her reserve and could…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 15, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments