What to Do After The One You Cared for Dies

Diagnosis Rare Disease

by Denise Crompton, author of "Diagnosis: Rare Disease" The care of a loved one with a debilitating condition often falls to their mother, but fathers, siblings or spouses also may take on that role. Even if there is additional help available, the … [Continue reading]

I was left a 30-year-old widower – here is how I survived

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

Dealing with Death of a Spouse at a Young Age THERE WERE ONLY three weeks from cancer diagnosis to death. When you’re 30, you never think something like this will happen to you. This isn’t how it’s meant to be. We had so many plans – things we … [Continue reading]

How to Deal with Teenage Grief

Understanding Teenage Grief

So grief is like this: There is a box with a ball in it and a pain button. In the beginning, the ball is huge. You can't move the box without the ball hitting the pain button. It rattles around on its own in there and hits the button over and … [Continue reading]

How to Deal With Divorce Grief

9 Tips For Dealing With Divorce Grief

9 Tips For Dealing with Divorce Without a doubt, getting divorced can trigger grief and does for most people. It’s 100% normal to feel a lot of pain about the end of your marriage and all the other losses to go along with getting divorced. Yet … [Continue reading]

Here’s How To Help a Child Grieve

Parenting coach and columnist Meghan Leahy answered questions recently in a Washington Post online chat. Here is an edited excerpt. Q: My husband, son and I moved in with my parents when my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer to help with everyday … [Continue reading]

Meghan McCain Talks ‘Horrible’ Grief and Coping With Her Father’s Death: ‘I’m in Therapy’

Meghan McCain Talks 'Horrible' Grief and Coping With Her Father's Death: 'I'm in Therapy'

Meghan and the late politician were extremely close, she says, sharing that they spoke up to seven times a day and still has the impulse to reach for her phone and call him. “I wake up groggy sometimes and have this impulse to call him, which I … [Continue reading]

Here’s How You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Suicide

Suicide Bereavement: Here’s How You Can Help a Loved One Cope

Four years ago, Ankita Shah* lost her father to suicide. For a long time after his death, she was in shock and felt lonely despite the support of her immediate family. It was only after she began seeing a mental health professional that her emotional … [Continue reading]

Reading therapist launches book to help children cope with grief

Reading therapist launches book to help children cope with grief

Author Wendy Picken has given free copies of her book, It's Not Fair! to local hospices and will donate 10 per cent of the profits to support the work of local bereavement charity Daisy's Dream. Wendy has enjoyed a long career providing … [Continue reading]

Raising Pro-Life Children in a Culture of Death

Raising Pro-Life Children in a Culture of Death

The latest sound bytes coming out of New York and Virginia have caused most of us terrible grief, as we look up from our day-to-day lives and recognize that our country really has turned into a culture of death. So many facets of our society proclaim … [Continue reading]

Ways to Live with grief in this season of love

Living with grief in the season of love

It seems that in February, everyone is talking about love – it’s a sentimental season with thoughts of romance and togetherness, with Valentine’s Day at the heart of it all. But if you’re grieving after the loss of a partner, this retail and media … [Continue reading]

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