Topic: Women’s Issues

How To Acknowledge Their “Death-versary”

What do you call the date your loved one died? What word describes what was likely the worst day of your life, and how do you go about deciding what to do on that day? As she crosses the one year mark of her fiance Zach’s death, guest author Krista Brenner shares the choices she’s made on this journey she never planned for.

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“You’re Not Normal”

When our life has been devastated by grief, the “you’re not normal” critics come out in force. Guest author Maureen Hunter reminds us that as we find ways to navigate losses we never thought we’d face, our thoughts and actions are likely pretty darn normal after all.

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The Tigger In All Of Us

Actions of love many times speak louder than words. Throughout our grief journeys, sometimes we just need a reassuring touch to let us know that there is hope, and that we can transcend the most painful of tragedies. Sometimes others need the same from us.

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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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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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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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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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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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Skinned Knees and Mended Hearts

Often, our grief is something that hides beneath the surface. Others may not remember we are hurting, until something happens that brings our grief into the spotlight. Guest author Rachel Reynolds shares how a skinned knee helped her to understand her own experience with grief.

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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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