bereavement

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Karen Meredith’s son Ken was killed in Iraq in 2003. She told us what it was like getting a letter of condolence from President George W. Bush and gave her reaction to President Trump’s comments following the deaths of four green berets in Niger.
OWN
You can't "remind" someone of their pain, she points out.
Healthy Living
It will hurt to be around family and friends with living children.
Wellness
Consequently, Marilyn and her family are going to visit relatives in another city not too far away. They ultimately all agreed
Wellness
This playlist brings back wonderful memories of my uncle and me. You can read more in Passed and Present: Keeping Memories
Wellness
So I suggest that, if it feels right to do, a widow or widower might write things, say things aloud, or say things in their mind to the spouse who has died. And making that part of the routine of going to be bed or first being in bed might be especially valuable.
Politics
Age is irrelevant to me. Sharp minds usually stay sharp. It's the ears that stop listening or don't listen at all that bothers me and, I'm sure, that all the grieving parents in Arizona want is to get the same unpaid time off as someone who has a child, or cares for a sick family member, or service member. It's not about business, it's about compassion.
Healthy Living
It is impossible to explain to others who haven’t experienced losing a parent what it feels like. How much a parent can be
Healthy Living
Words. Words have the power to build us up and to tear us down. They bring joy and laughter, sometimes sadness, sometimes
Healthy Living
When you lose somebody you love it can be very painful and may even have long term consequences. You may feel alone and lost
Women
In the winter of 1994, rather suddenly, I found myself widowed. With a ten year-old son and a thirteen year-old daughter
Women
I don’t know how it happened. I’ve connected with a young widow newer on this journey than I.  My dear wister (widow sister
Healthy Living
There's a grief no one talks about. There’s no section in the card store for it and there’s no flower arrangement for it
Wellness
t can be comforting to write out a card or poem expressing your sentiments and then decide what you will do with it. Do something traditional, or create new traditions. I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
Wellness
In my work, I highly advise my clients to share their passwords with another significant person. Yes, I know you are not supposed to do this. Yes, I know it is risky. Yes, they too may die.
Fifty
Are you comparing your dreams (or lack thereof) to the dreams of others? Are you worrying about dreams that you are having -- or NOT having -- about someone you have lost? Let's put those worries to rest.
Wellness
Let us be brave. Let us stay open to pain and hold space for what, ultimately, is not about pain as much as it is about love, connection, and life.