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Getting Through the Holidays: Tips for Widows

Q. It’s been a few years since my husband died, yet I still dread the December holiday doldrums. I feel like a weight is pulling me down, even though I have an active life. Any words of wisdom?

 

The month of December, bringing Christmas and the New Year can…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on December 8, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Life After You - Will Your Loved Ones Be Prepared?

My mother was a wise woman and a wonderful teacher. While we shared a lifetime of learning, it was not until her death that I realized she forgot one important lesson: She never told me how to live without her.

I’m not alone. Even though the death of a parent is the natural order of things, everyone I know has struggled with the death of a parent. Whether…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 10, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why Run an In Memoriam Notice?

Q. I see In Memoriams in the newspaper regularly, but I wonder why people bother to place them. First, they’re expensive. Second, isn’t an obituary enough? 

Many of us never consider an In Memoriam because it isn’t a family custom and funeral costs are hard enough to…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on July 27, 2015 at 11:00am — 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

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