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To my grieving friend by flakymn Posted Sun 16 Sep 2012 1:18pm I am so sorry. I have not experienced the exact pain you are currently living through. I can't say, "I understand." But I do know pain. I know how it feels to watch everyone else living a life that you can only dream of. And I know right now life has dealt you a really stinky hand. You feel that life is unfair. You never saw it going this way ... Read on »
How to Help a Friend Who Is Grieving During the Holidays by kimmie1980ca Posted Thu 05 Dec 2013 1:15am When a friend loses a family member, it is natural to want to reach out and help him through the grieving process. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know exactly what to say or how to help the bereaved. The truth is that just being there for your friend is the most important thing. You probably won't be able to take away his pain, but ... Read on »
Grief: an unlikely friend by Louise Posted Wed 23 Dec 2009 12:00am This post is dedicated to Erika at The Flight of our Hummingbird . When my son with disabilities was younger, I often felt a failure because I still grieved for him. Why did I feel sad, mad, guilty and anxious – when I adored my son and he brought me such delight? Here are some of the reasons. I couldn’t give him a clean s ... Read on »
Day 11 ~ Capture Your Grief ~ Supportive Friends/Family by Holly Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 12:00am Day 11 of Capture Your Grief wants us to share who has been there for support. One of my biggest supports is my husband, Anthony. He’s the only person who went through it all with me and knows what it feels like to lose our daughter Carleigh because he experienced it too (and the same for Jordan). We don’t always talk about it a lot but I ... Read on »
The Bereavement Cabinet I recently talked to a friend that I used to work with on the Labor and Delivery unit. She stated t by Blessed Angel Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm I recently talked to a friend that I used to work with on the Labor and Delivery unit. She stated that the cabinet was bare. They have recently had a lot of infant losses. I have a package ready to go to the hospital. There are at least 20 blankets and 10 hats. By no means is it a large hospital, but infant losses happen on a regular basis. On ... Read on »
How to help your friend through infertility by flakymn Posted Wed 02 Oct 2013 1:55am I often get emails from blog readers asking me questions. The question I get the most, a prevailing question if you will, is how can they help a friend who is struggling with infertility. One of my more popular posts is this one: What not to say to your infertile friend. It details what types of things are helpful or hurtful as you help you ... Read on »
Helping a grieving person: Provi ... by Jen Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 May 2009 6:15pm Helping a grieving person: Provide ongoing support Grieving continues long after the funeral is over and the cards and flowers have stopped. The length of the grieving process varies from person to person. But in general, grief lasts much longer than most people expect. Your bereaved friend or family member may need your support for months or e ... Read on »
Grief is itself a medicine. ~ Wi... by Susan Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 6:56pm Grief is itself a medicine. ~ William Cowper Grief will happen either as an open healing wound or a closed festering wound, either honestly or dishonestly, either appropriately or inappropriately. But emotions will be expressed. ~ Elisabeth Kubler Ross When a person has a cold, what they are feeling is their body driving out the virus. ... Read on »
Grief Often Starts Long Before Death by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Fri 02 Aug 2013 12:00am Gradually, I recognized that I'd been grieving that whole decade. I'd been abusing myself by not giving myself some slack; by not recognizing that I had the needs of a grieving person. I did not treat myself as I would have treated a grieving friend. Read about long-term grieving before we say goodbye: ... Read on »
The Grieving Process by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:16am I read everything I could of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' work. It helped understanding the Five Stages of Grief. I grieved my marriage, old life, colleagues, community, etc., when I moved here to Muskoka to care for failing parents. They always insisted they were 'fine'. It became a family joke. People would phone and as to visit, knowing something wa ... Read on »