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about healing from grief and loss

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A difficult relationship doesn’t just “get better” when the other person dies. Guest Author Brittany Cole talks about reconciling the different aspects of her relationship with her dad, and how it’s made her a stronger and more compassionate person.

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Silent Night, Challenging Night

All of the joy and excitement of the holidays can be difficult to bear after the loss of a child. Guest author Michelle Wilson feels this again as she attends a sing-along symphony, and sees children who are now the age that her son, Cooper, never got to be.

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I Can Still Remember: Revisiting a memory with a lost loved one

After a loss, memories of a person you miss may be triggered in many ways. For Author Elizabeth Sullivan, one of her most vivid memories with her father is revisited every time she hears his favorite song.

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Time Marches On

Right after your loved one dies, everyone reacts strongly, and with sympathy. But after a few months, the rest of the world starts to move on, with or without you. Guest author Kati Rice shares what it was like to recognize this in the months following her father’s death, and how she found ways to move forward herself.

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Guilt and the Emotional Collage

When the opportunity to seek forgiveness or make amends is lost, such as when a person dies, guilt can become a (if not the) dominant feeling in your loss. Author Bill Cushnie shares ideas to help cope with guilt in grief.

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Poll Result: My Favorite Way to Stay Connected to Loved Ones I’ve Lost Is…

View and comment on the Hello Grief poll results from September/October 2010, which stated: “My favorite way to stay connected to loved ones I’ve lost is…”

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The 6 Black Boxes – A Military Widow’s View

A military widow writes about receiving the six black boxes of her husband’s belongings after his death in combat. Originally shared on the American Widow Project by founder Taryn Davis.

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Thanksgiving Was Her Holiday: Traditions after the loss of a mother

Thanksgiving was the favorite holiday of Author Alisha Krukowski’s mother. Her passing has changed the holiday, and the way her family celebrates it. They have all made some choices, changes, and compromises along the way and have slowly figured out what feels right for each of them, while still celebrating her mom in their hearts.

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I Will Never Be the Same

“My Dad died from lung cancer when I was 13 years old,” that’s guest writer Danielle Taylor’s “tag line” when people ask about her dad. It sums up all the information they need… but for her, it carries a greater reality she felt when he died – that she will never be the same.

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I Love You, But I Hate the Choices You Made

Author Alisha Krukowski lost her cousin due to choices he made in the midst of his grief. She writes about how it took her a long time to come to terms with the fact that she could love her cousin, but hate his choices. In the end, an ugly death should not overshadow a beautiful life.

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