What makes a friend, good friend, long-time friend, once best friend abandon grievers? Is it that they don’t know what to say? Is it too scary for him or her to face their own or a loved one’s mortality? I would love to hear your thoughts. Having experienced it myself … Read the rest
If you google “Young Widows” or “Young Widows and Widowers” all you get are dating sites. I was stunned. As if the main point is to replace the person who died. From my clients, I know for a fact that replacing a beloved spouse is the furthest thing from the … Read the rest
When your loved one crosses over the rainbow bridge it hurts. Holidays are rough for the first few years. I think birthdays are painful forever. You always have the compulsion to add another year of “what ifs?” and “if only (s).” My son’s birthday is coming up in a few … Read the rest
When a loved one dies, grief can be compounded by how others react and treat you. It is important to be careful about what you say.
I have recently been talking at length with a newly widowed woman I know about the things people say to her. Some people try … Read the rest
Happy 2019! Well, as happy as you can be when grieving…
It is difficult to think of yourself when things in your life get turned upside down. It gets worse when a loved one dies. You are so focused on the pain and sadness you might not tune in to … Read the rest
As we approach the holidays I wanted to reprise my ‘How to get through the holidays list. It is difficult during the holidays when missing a loved one. Just know that you are not alone.
1) Take it easy. Be kind to yourself. No pressure needed.
2) Cherish the memories … Read the rest
Sometimes you just need a good cry. I hope you have taken the time to go see A Star is Born. It is my favorite movie of the year. It is very intense but so unbelievably well done. Bradley Cooper did an outstanding job directing, casting, learning how to play … Read the rest
This is a helpful blog post written by guest blogger Lucille Rosetti. Her contact information is at the end. I hope it helps you.
4 Steps to Getting a Fresh Start After the Death of a Loved One
Sometimes grief can be so overwhelming that it feels the … Read the rest
Grief lasts a lifetime. It can be grief for your loss of innocence, your loss of trust in the world, your loss of self.
It has never been my intention to get political on this blog since it is about helping folks grieve in a healthy manner. But, the past … Read the rest