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It’s the happiest time of the year, right?
When someone you love is...Comments
Holidays are often difficult for bereaved people and the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be particularly hard. The days are filled with reminders of the loss and with painful examples of things their loved one can no longer enjoy. Most bereaved people experience surges in sadness and longing during the holiday season, but over time they find ways to comfort themselves and...Comments
Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. Shakespeare
We know that grieving is the ultimate stress producer. Grievers know that anniversaries, birthdays and holidays intensify the pain...Comments
Upon the death of my precious daughter Nina on my birthday, May 11, 1995, I became eligible for the “club” that no parent wants to ever belong. That “club” is The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a self-help group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death...Comments
By Bart Sumner
When the general population thinks of holiday expectations images of children nestled snuggly in their beds having visions of sugarplums come to mind. We remember back to the days when our excitement for the upcoming toy orgy would make us, as those terminally cute kids in the Disney World commercial say, “Too...Comments
Grief: 10 Tips to Surviving the Holiday Kaleidoscope
It's that time of year again when mornings are downright chilly, foliage is finishing its grand finale, and holiday decor is rapidly filling store shelves. It comes around like clockwork and for most, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is festive. But for those of us who have a heart full of sorrow, this time...Comments