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A Pain Unlike Any Other

After his daughter Jeannine’s death, guest author David Roberts found himself experiencing pain that could not be calmed. Through the years, and with thoughtful counseling, he has learned how to move past the pain, and into a new relationship with his daughter’s memory.

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Making Summer Fun Again

Summer is supposed to be a fun time, but it can be a difficult time after a loved one has died. Hello Grief’s Alisha Krukowski offers some ideas for how to help your kids build new summer memories while celebrating the memory of their loved one.

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Father’s Day After a Child’s Death

Father’s Day can be a difficult day to face after a child has died. Guest author David Roberts shares how he has worked to bring joy and peace to this day that celebrates the relationship he still has with his daughter, Jeannine.

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Having Good Conversations With Your Kids

Communication is key to helping our children understand their grief, and begin addressing it in healthy ways. Hello Grief offers some tips to having open, successful communication with your kids about grief and loss at any age.

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When Pigs Fly

When your child dies it can be difficult to see any ray of hope. Guest Author Rachel Reynolds tells us how her she still feels connected to her daughter Charlotte, and finds wonderful ways to honor the short but beautiful life she led.

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A Financial To-Do List for the Recently Widowed

Losing a spouse is one of the most devastating events many of us will face. On top of all of the grief, there are hard financial questions that must be addressed. Jason Alderman, Visa’s Senior Director of Global Financial Education, shares some valuable tips on which decisions can wait, and which need to be dealt with quickly.

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It’s Okay to Cry

So many of us try to hide from our pain and put on a brave face after a loss. Guest author Catherine Greenleaf, who has lost three people to suicide, tells us why it is so vital to allow ourselves to really cry and grieve in order to heal.

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A Lot of Angry Friends Out There

When a friend dies, it can leave so much hurt and anger in our hearts. Guest author Victoria Noe shares more thoughts on the anger we may experience, and how we can start to move towards healing.

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Finding Gratitude and Happiness

When we focus on the happiness we have in our lives, it can make the sadness seem small in comparison. As guest author Karissa O’Reilly’s father was dying at the age of 33, he told his young children that he had lived a full and wonderful life, no matter how short it may have seemed. His words became the inspiration for O’Reilly to live her own life fully.

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SWF Widow Seeks New Love

I had to admit that I was lonely for companionship, plus my kids begged me regularly to have a “new” daddy. I think though, that my biggest motivator towards rushing fate was my determination not to waste a moment of my life. If Arron’s death had taught me anything it was that there wasn’t time to sit around waiting for life to happen to me.

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