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Lessons From My Dad

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.

My dad…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 16, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Uber Murder

I express my sincere sympathy to the Medina- Chevez  Family.

I look forward to the day when wickedness will be gone forever

Proverbs 2:22

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 29, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments

A family of one

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…

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Added by Sandfly on May 23, 2017 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Loss another one to Suicide

 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

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 22, 2017 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

Grief's Imprint - Missing the Old Me

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…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

What To Do for a Grieving Mother on Mother’s Day

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…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on May 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

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. My neighbor wanted to acknowledge the thoughtful deeds but was…

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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, the bereaved spouse has been unable to grieve. Her daughter worries she will never mourn or move…

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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 — 1 Comment

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 assume fragments of her routine. Isabel said she exhausted her reserve and could…

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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

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