Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.


Family Dynamics

Grief doesn’t leave you. It lays bare your capacity to tolerate what is terrifying

Courtesy of The Irish Times | By Laura Kennedy |Photograph by Aidan Crawley | Originally Posted 11.27.2019 | Published 12.01.2019 Four years, and still I don’t know what to do on my mother’s anniversary Each year, the anniversary comes, and... Continue Reading →

How we saved our marriage after our daughter was stillborn

Courtesy of the Washington Post | By Kelsey Francis | Photo by iStock | Originally Published 04.29.2019 | Posted 05.04.2019 In the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, winters are long and dark. The thermometer outside my kitchen window often... Continue Reading →

Coming to terms with grief starts by accepting detours

Courtesy of The Chicago | By Heidi Stevens | Image by JuniperImages / Getty Images | Originally Published 02.09.2014 | Posted 04.12.2019 Catherine Tidd was 31 when she lost her Air Force officer husband in a motorcycle accident. Their... Continue Reading →

My Birth Mother’s Death Made Me Realize My Love For Her

Courtesy of XO | By Brenda Alexander | Originally Published 12.09.2018 | Posted 04.22.2019 I can remember, as early as four years old, sitting in between my mom's legs on the living room floor while she plaited my hair... Continue Reading →

Couple Married for 66 Years Chose to Die on the Same Day by Legal Suicide

By Men' | By Eileen Reslen| Photo by Sher Safran | Orignally Published 03.12.2018 | Posted 03.26.2019 Their deaths are protected under the Death With Dignity law. After 66 years of marriage, Charlie, 87, and Francie, 88, Emerick of Portland,... Continue Reading →

Is it time you had ‘the talk’ with your aging parents?

Courtesy of AJC.Com | By Gracie Bonds Staples | Originally Published 02.05.2019 | Posted 02.18.2019 Another year was coming to an end. Betty Tarr’s husband had died, and she wasn’t the woman she liked remembering. That woman raised three independent... Continue Reading →

Eulogies For The Living

Courtesy of | By Molly Harris | Photo by Annie Spratt for UnSplash | Originally Published 10.31.2018 | Posted 01.16.2018 My grandpa died yesterday. It’s okay; he was old as dirt. My mother called to tell me when I was... Continue Reading →

Watching Your Parent Die Is Absolute Hell

Courtesy of Scary | Posted 10.02.2018 My dad was dying long before we received the devastating news on a cold winter morning. After suffering a minor stroke, my father’s stage 4 cancer was discovered quite by accident while he... Continue Reading →

While visiting my dying stepmother, I discovered her children had looted my father’s estate

Courtesy of | By Quentin Fottell | Published 08.04.2018 | Posted 09.24.2018 ‘A word of warning to your readers: Don’t trust anyone'   Dear Moneyist, My father passed in 2001. He married his wife in 1971 when I was... Continue Reading →

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