December 2013 Blog Posts (25)

A Widow Asks: What Constitutes Emotional Cheating?

Q. My husband suffered with on-and-off mental health problems in the two years before he died, and our life was very difficult. He refused to seek help despite my pleading, and he lost interest in everything except sex. During that period, I received a holiday greetings email from a former boss of mine, who was 20 years older than I.…


Added by Florence Isaacs on December 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

His name is Scott.

My brother, Scott Lee, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21, 2012. He was 46, I was 44.

I remember being in shock when I arrived at his apartment where our oldest brother found him. Alone. I debated on whether I should go in and see him. I envisioned kissing his forehead and saying goodbye. But when I entered in, I was in no way prepared for what I saw.

If someone you know is ever faced with this decision, just to see them one last time, my advice would be no. Dont…


Added by Carrie Swearengin on December 3, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Time sort of flies

Well been almost 22 months and I don't feel like much has changed in my way of grief.  My parents are still crippled and i find it really hard to get near acceptance.  I guess we don't get over death.  With xmas here soon It breaks my heart. I'm not sure i will ever enjoy xmas the same for many years to come. I know that my brother would want me to live life to the max and move on. Im gonna do my best to do that one day at a time

Added by Jennifer on December 3, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

My aching heart

One year ago I lost my father.  My father was a healthy man that work out regularly, ate right, never smoked or drank, but he still died at the young age of fifty. His death was a complete shock and a tragedy. On November 1, 2013 I got a phone call at 3:15 a.m. telling me that my father's gun had gone off while he was in the closet, he suffered a gunshot to the head, with relentless attempts by my mother to resuscitate him he died instantly. My father's death was a tragedy that sent my…


Added by latasha gray on December 2, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

What to Say When Someone Dies of AIDS

Q. What can I say or write to someone whose brother just died of AIDS? I haven’t heard much about AIDS in recent years, except for newspaper stories about epidemics in Africa. I thought people were living with it in the United States — that it was treatable. Also, I don’t know the circumstances. Is it OK to ask questions?…


Added by Florence Isaacs on December 1, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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