One of the hardest things about losing a parent is knowing that no one will ever love you or be as concerned about you in quite the same way.  A parent’s love for their child is like no other and coming to the realization that “No one will ever love me like my mom or […]

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Give a set of tea light candles to other family member and invite them to join you in a day of remembrance, whether Christmas, a birthday, or anniversary of loss. Include a special poem or a few carefully chosen words that can be said, when the candles are lit. Knowing others are paying tribute to […]

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It doesn’t matter how old you are. When you lose a parent, you may not feel strong enough to cope and may feel somewhat childlike. Even though you are an adult you have lost the person to whom you were a child. The responsibilities of your daily life including work, your own kids, and home […]

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One of the hardest questions to wrestle with is what to do with your loved one’s personal belongings. Only you should decide what should be done with his or her belongings. Don’t allow others to make decisions for you. Others may want to “speed up” your healing by advising you to go through belongings, which may not […]

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If you lost your spouse, one of the hardest parts of grieving is the loneliness. Not only is there an empty place in your heart, but emptiness surrounds you. Your house will feel quiet and empty. Your bed will feel big and you may not want to go in it. Everything you were accustomed to […]

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