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Recently I found myself preparing my home for a possible category five hurricane.  My husband was confident that if the storm hit at full force, we would lose our roof.  I froze on the couch while I contemplated what it meant if I lost all my possessions.  I think I sat for about ten minutes. The news was on in the background; I glanced up when I heard the governor say that all...

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Loss and loneliness often go together

“People say they know what I’m going through. No, they don’t. They can’t,” Carter said.

Grief is lonely. No one knows exactly how you feel. It was your relationship and your loss – yours alone.

 

From the Grieving Heart… 

I feel alone. 

They said they would...

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When you lose a loved one, i.e., sibling, spouse, child, etc., you do not just lose the person, but the role they played in your life.  This can become compounded depending on the age at the time of death and the manner in which they died. 

When I refer to roles, what I specifically mean are the unspoken aspects that the deceased person did without question, and your life was...

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When you lose a loved one, i.e., sibling, spouse, child, etc., you do not just lose the person, but the role they played in your life.  This can become compounded depending on the age at the time of death and the manner in which they died. 

 

When I refer to roles, what I specifically mean are the unspoken aspects that the deceased person did without question, and...

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"I'll always grieve, but I'll somehow learn to live again," Will said.

Will's son Adam had a complicated childhood. His mom left when he was three. He didn't remember her, but he never got over...

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I feel that this life is not fair
That at times there’s just loss and despair
And they tell me that Heaven is bliss
And that Hell is the life that I miss

They say to hold onto the time
When I held you back when you were mine
Before God took you to away
And left me alone in the grey

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“I’m terrified. I’m afraid of everything now,” Eddy said, her head in her hands.

Eddy’s adult daughter Cassie had been killed in a high-speed, five-car accident, along with her husband and...

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Our worlds can become very small after the loss of a loved one. Grief can create blinders that make it hard to see past anything but our own pain and anguish. It can be challenging to get the help we need and to know...

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"We're hurting," Mindy said, referring to herself and her husband, Daniel. "I cry. He works in the garage. I go shopping. He drinks beer and watches sports."

Mindy and Daniel's son...

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