Dying & Death Talk

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


Family Dynamics

My Husband And I Both Have PTSD After The Death Of Our Child — But It Manifests In Very Different Ways

Courtesy of Scary | By Anonymous| Photo by nappy/Pexels | Originally Published 02.07.2020 | Posted 03.05.2020 Trigger warning: vivid descriptions of child loss/PTSD My husband went to the doctor a couple of years ago, and when he came home,... Continue Reading →

When Both Parents are Dying of Cancer, and the Hilarity That Ensues.

Courtesy of PS I Love You | By Linda Horton |Photo by Sandrachile on Unsplash | Originally Posted 10.01.2019 | Published 02.17.2020 No, really. Mom’s diagnosis came first, then Dad’s a few weeks later. After Mom started chemo and lost... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Dealing With The “Death” Of A Mother

Courtesy of | Written by Saba Tekle | Originally Posted 01.07.2020 | Published 02.14.2020 I've read that grief is just love with nowhere to go. I've read that grief is just love with nowhere to go. One thing for... Continue Reading →

‘There has been a death of the family gathering. It’s no longer an event, it’s an inconvenience.’: Woman reminds us of the importance of family, ‘people aren’t commodities, everyone has an expiration date’

Courtesy of | Posted 01.26.2020 “There has been a death. The death of the family gathering… As a youngster, I have vivid memories of being around my extended family. It was so meaningful to the older generation to sit... Continue Reading →

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 →

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