Topic: Recent Loss

A Widow Answers The Questions You’re Too Polite To Ask

You know those way too personal questions you’ve always secretly wanted to ask a widow who has started dating again? You’re in luck – guest author Emily Clark has been asked them all, and decided to answer some of them here for us.

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Hugging Them In Your Heart

When we lose someone we love, the longing for just one more hug, visit, or conversation can be overwhelming. Guest Author Maureen Hunter shares how we can still connect with our loved ones, even when they are no longer physically in our lives.

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The Behavior of the Bereaved

It can be easy for us to judge a griever’s actions based on what we think is best for them, or how we think we would behave in their situation. Young widow Emily Clark offers her observations on how to best understand and support someone in your life who is grieving in their own unique way.

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My Father, My Best Friend

Like many of us, guest author Alex G. used to wonder how he would cope if he lost one of his parents. In raw words, he tells us how he had to face that reality when his dad died unexpectedly last year.

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Always Missing Dad

On the six month anniversary of her father’s death from cancer, guest author Sarita Zanazzi reflects on her father’s life, and on the ways others have unknowingly made her grieving more difficult.

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Supporting a Family When a Child Dies

When a child dies, there are many who are caught in the wake of loss. It is hard to know what to say, how to say it, or whether to say anything at all. Guest author and bereaved mom Rachel Reynolds shares what helped, and what didn’t, after the death of her daughter Charlotte.

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Quotes and Poems on Grief and Loss

When trying to help others face grief, we often find ourselves at a loss for words. Guest author Maureen Hunter shares some quotes and poems that have helped her in her own journey with grief and grief support.

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The Crummy Apartment

Sometimes, the ways in which we are different from our spouses can be the very things that bind us together after they are gone. Guest author and young widow Emily Clark tells us how her husband’s love for their first cramped apartment left her with a treasure trove of beautiful memories.

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Defining Moments at Comfort Zone Camp

When Samantha Worman’s dad died, a family friend suggested she go to Comfort Zone Camp, a special camp for kids and teens who had lost a parent or sibling. Samantha loved camp so much, and felt so impacted by the connections she made, that she returned later to mentor another child who had who had experienced a loss in her life.

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Promises to Keep

When your parent is dying, you may find yourself in the odd position of being both child and caregiver. Guest author Cheryl Rice tells us how her mother still cared for the whole family in the end, even as they were caring for her.

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