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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When you are grieving, you need to be with those who support and care for you. Consider people you feel good around, those who lift your energy or give you a shoulder to cry on. Who can I turn to for support when I am afraid or need help? Who successfully comforts me, makes me feel […]

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The support of others who know what you are going through can be invaluable. They have been there too. They can provide guidance and help on what to expect, and they are living proof that you too will survive. There are many organizations, serving people who have experienced specific losses, to seek out both locally and online. […]

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Immediately following the death of a loved one, we tend to pick up new habits to help cope with the loss. Although developing new habits is a good way to establish new routines in the wake of your loved one’s absence, you must be careful about the type of habits you develop. These habits may […]

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Grief does not take an orderly progression. There will be ups and downs through the journey. It’s okay to lean on others. Find at least three people you can include in your grief support network. Think of those who are understanding, compassionate and caring. Ideally, seek people from different circles of your life, for example a […]

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