October 2014 Blog Posts (15)

I feel hurt inside

After my fathers service the flowers ended up at my house. My brother call and said they were all meant to go to his family because they were from  their side. That hurt me a lot. Am I wrong to feel this way?

Added by Janice Milby on October 30, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Draw comfort from God

(Isaiah 41:10) Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’

(Isaiah 41:13) For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I will help you.’

May everyone draw comfort from this promise.  when you are feeling…


Added by Margaret Lopez on October 28, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments


My brother and his wife died September 27,2012.They were only married 2 mths.We were always extremely. close,im so crushed.I feel a part of me died when he did.The loss is unbearable.

Added by Karen. Davison on October 21, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments

How to Ensure That Your Friends Will Be Notified of Your Death

Q. When a dear friend died several months ago, many of her friends (including me) had no idea what had happened. She lived abroad (alone), but stayed in touch — until she didn’t. It was as if she had vanished. We were left in limbo with so many unanswered questions. We only recently found out the…


Added by Florence Isaacs on October 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

When Couples Who Are Friends Disappear After Your Husband Dies

Q: I find that my relationships with some couple friends have changed dramatically since I’ve been widowed. In some cases, I’ve been dropped entirely from their social calendar; in others the wife is available for lunch or dinner only during the week and only alone. Is there anything I can do about…


Added by Florence Isaacs on October 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Dealing With Death Can Prove So Innovative

Just when we think we’ve seen or heard it all about death these days, there is more to learn, to love and to laugh at about the way people are impacted and/or reacting to life’s final moments. Funerals are lightening up, obituaries are good reads going viral, dying days sometimes feature celebrations with friends, people’s…


Added by Susan Soper on October 16, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Brother loses his partner of 30 years

I just wanted to write a little about an event that has happened.

My 67 year old brother is gay and had been in a stable partnership with J for 30 years when suddenly J became ill with a chest infection and admitted to hospital but died therein.

This has been a shock for my brother and surprisingly for myself.  Although straight and married I wanted to say I feel that I have lost a sister-in-law rather than a mere acquaintance.

I am also slightly concerned about any…


Added by PB on October 16, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

just lost m sister

I just suddenly lost my sister at age 51.  She was living with me and my husband and mother at my house for the past 2 years.  She lived in another state for 30 years before that and became injured after a car accident.  Her life the past 14 years was riddled with pain and depression.  Her marriage ended and she became financially unstable.  She had recently been diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year.  I saw her the night before she died and she looked happy and beautiful and was looking…


Added by laura ritchie on October 14, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

How to Help Friends and Loved Ones in Difficult Times

When we hear sad news we want to help, but we often do not know how. Instead of figuring out a way to help we say, “Call me if you need anything.” Individuals facing difficult times frequently find it difficult to put one foot in front of the other; they do not have energy to call and even if they did, they probably would not know what to ask for.  So…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Support for brother who lost his partner

Just looking for advice and support with regards my 67 year old older brother who lost his partner John of 30 years in the UK.

Just wondered if there were any good specific  bereavement guides for this type of life event?

I am quite emphatic but my brother is stiff upper lip, know what I mean?



Added by PB on October 14, 2014 at 2:43am — No Comments

My Beautiful 20 Yr Old Daughter Is Gone . . . . .

On Labor Day, September 1, 2014, my beautiful 20 year old daughter, Madeline was killed in a car accident.  It occured about 5 miles from our home, a cloudburst erupted; a freak rainstorm.  She hit a truck head on and her car burst into flames, she was identified through dental records.  It was 11 years to the day, my father, her grandfather passed away.


Madeline was every parent's dream; never gave us a problem to speak of.  She was on her way to her 3rd job; a job she loved…


Added by Bridgett from Rochester NY on October 12, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Dressing for Your Own Funeral

The fashion shows recently rolled out in New York, London and Milan reminded me of a fashion show of an entirely different sort I attended last year in Montana. It was during a week of seminars and workshops on aging issues, and I was invited to present ObitKit: A Guide to Celebrating Your Life, which I created to help people chronicle their…


Added by Susan Soper on October 10, 2014 at 9:49am — 3 Comments

Missing my best friend and soul sister

Today i said a final goodbye to my beautiful best friend of 28 years whos life was cut short two weeks ago after losing her battle with breast cancer, grief doesn't come close to what Im feeling :(

Added by Bev owens on October 8, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

year ago losing my bestfriend/sister

today been year since my sister was killed. i woke very sad and crying alot.just wish could have on more day with her.

Added by holly johnston on October 6, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Who Exactly Are the Bereaved?

When we think of the bereaved, we most often include the primary relationships, such as: husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter. Other family relationships that may come to mind include grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle or cousin as well as godchild, godmother or godfather.

It is these…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on October 6, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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