Sometimes when you are grieving you like to talk to others who have been there or to observe those in the middle of grief.  We may do that to gauge how we are doing or see that there is hope and life at the end of the grief tunnel.   I Measure Every Grief […]

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A loss of your mother is probably one of the most difficult things you have or will encounter in your life.  I lost my mother in 1996, almost 15 years ago.  Although I have integrated the loss of her into my life, there are still moments when you have a parent to call on for […]

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How adults respond when someone loved dies has a major effect on the way children react to the death. Sometimes, adults don’t want to talk about the death, assuming that children will be spared some of the pain and sadness.  However, the reality is very simple: children will grieve, anyway. Below are ways to support […]

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The first anniversary of loss is one of the most difficult “firsts” the bereaved may go through. Below are three ideas to consider as the date approaches. 1. On the anniversary of loss, it may be a time to take stock, to see how far you have come or may need to go to continue […]

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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. For more support, Dr. Wolfelt’s Grief Works library is available at www.WithSympathyGifts.com in the resource section. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some […]

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