Ellen Gerst's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

Have You Been Deserted By the Deceased's Family?

My late husband came from a family of three boys. His brothers, twelve and eight years older than him, always idolized their baby brother. Why is it then, that shortly after his death, these two men disappeared from the life of the family that their beloved brother left behind?

Unfortunately, I don’t think this is an uncommon occurrence, although it certainly is always a painful one.

Not an excuse, but as a possible explanation, I believe family members may be so mired in…


Added by Ellen Gerst on August 23, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Best Advice I Received

I was widowed, at the age of 39, by my husband taking his own life. There was absolutely no warning, and no note was left. Needless to say, my sons, 15 and 10 at the time, and I were devastated. Early on, through my fog, I realized, as horrible as I felt at the time, one day in the very distant future I would be able to come to terms with my loss. I was, however, not quite so sure how my sons would be able to handle this inconceivable blow. I could go on with my life, find new… Continue

Added by Ellen Gerst on August 12, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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