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Eight Surprising Things You May Feel After a Loved One's Death

We’re all familiar with the five stages of grief and we have come to expect that at some point following a death we might feel denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and ultimately, acceptance. So it may be surprising to learn that other feeling might appear that can be downright unexpected and uncomfortable.

  1. Relief

    If you have faced…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 27, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

When the Bereaved Wish To Be Left Alone

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…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Learn to Ask for Help After Your Husband Dies

Q. How can I deal with all the details I must handle now that my husband is no longer here? He died three months ago, and I feel like I’m drowning. How do other women do it?

Having to do everything yourself, including the…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

7 Tips to Make It Easier to Talk to the Bereaved

Q. I recently spotted an acquaintance walking down the street and ducked into a store. His wife had died, and I didn't want him to see me because I didn't know what to say. I felt like a coward. Why is it so difficult to talk to someone in this situation?

The fact is the idea of facing any…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on November 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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