Have you heard that Patton Oswalt is engaged? Widowed fifteen months, he has found love again and plans to remarry. The media is aflutter with a bevy of congratulations and support along with criticism that he did not grieve long enough. How do you judge, or should you even judge, how long a bereaved spouse should grieve? Is one year satisfactory? Eighteen months? Or will only…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 20, 2017 at 5:00am — 4 Comments
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…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 10, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments