September 2008 Blog Posts (3)

What to Say When Someone's Ex Dies

Q. My friend’s ex-husband just died, and I feel awkward about what to say to her and her children. I’m also concerned about talking to her ex’s family at the funeral. I met the in-laws a few times during the marriage. Do you have any suggestions?



A. It can get very complicated when someone’s ex-spouse dies. The surviving ex-wife or -husband may feel deep sorrow. For a time, the couple did share a life together. There can be good memories as well as bad, and…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 18, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

My Journal Is My Friend - Always Near to “Hear” My Grief

The pain is unbearable! I put down the feelings that engulf me. They come tumbling out, faster than I can write. Some words are blotted out where tears have fallen. I write the date and time of day before each entry, giving reality to what is happening. Sometimes I write a lot, other times only a sentence or two. Always I feel some measure of relief.



Why I Write in a Journal




My journal offers a ready release. It is always with me, going in… Continue

Added by Marta Felber on September 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

FELICIA

MY SISTER IN LAW FELICIA PARDUE WAS 18 YEARS OLD AND WAS THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT, PURPOSEFUL HIT AND RUN LAST MONTH. SHE PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 22, 2008. SHE WAS THE MOST AMAZING PERSON WHO LOVED TO LAUGH AND ACT SILLY. HER LIFE WAS TAKEN BEFORE SHE EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO KNOW WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO WITH HER LIFE. SHE TOLD ME A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT SHE WAS TIRED OF ALL THE DRAMA AND READY TO MAKE A CHANGE AND START DOING RIGHT. SHE DID START. SHE STARTED COMING TO CHURCH WITH US. ON HER WAY TO… Continue

Added by AJ on September 1, 2008 at 5:05pm — No Comments

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