Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – July 2010 Archive (2)

Keeping in touch with those dealing with loss

Not too long ago, there was a death in my family. One family member shared that she had taken care of things; she’d sent a sympathy note and made a donation in the loved one’s memory. She’s correct; she did just what she was supposed to do. But what happens in the days and months after the cards and donations cease?

A friend dealing with a loss shared that one thing she noticed was how quickly other people move on. When you’ve had a significant loss and while you’re grieving and…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

After the death of both your mom and dad

In the scheme of things, we expect to outlive our parents. It is in the natural order that we anticipate that our parents will die before us. And yet it seems that nothing prepares us for the loss – the void we feel following their deaths.

When my last parent died, I felt I had lost my buffer. Without my mom, there was no longer a layer that protected me. When she was alive, no matter what happened or what curve life threw my way, I had someone older and wiser to lean on and learn…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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