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Coming to terms with grief starts by accepting detours

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune.com | 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 →

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Broken Heart Syndrome: Illness After Loss

Courtesy of NextAvenue.org | By Amy Florian | Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Orignally Published 06.25.2018 | Posted 03.01.2019 Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health Much ink has been spilled about George... Continue Reading →

My partner died by suicide. He doesn’t know the damage he left behind.

Courtesy of USA Today | By Joanne Sosangelis | Photo: Family Handout| Originally Published 12.17.2018 | Posted 02.21.2019 We focus so much on the person who is gone that we don’t realize the pain in the lives of the friends,... Continue Reading →

Letting Go of Someone Who Is Dying

Courtesy of NextAvenue.org | By Amy Ferris | Photo Credit: Adode Stock | Originally Posted: 07.24.2018 | Posted: 01.23.2019 As our friends and family pass away, how to make peace with tough moments My best friend’s husband is very ill.... Continue Reading →

5 Pieces Of Bad Financial Advice Widows Hear A Lot

Courtesy of HuffPost.com | By Ann Benoff | Photo by ANDREW BRET WALLIS VIA GETTY IMAGES | Originally Published 05.08.2018 | Posted 08.25.2018 Friends may be well-meaning, but still wrong. Well-meaning friends and relatives are quick to offer advice to... Continue Reading →

How Grief Affects Health

Courtesy of USNewsandWorldReport.com | Dr. Kevin Campbell | Many spouses become ill after the death of a long-time partner. BARBARA BUSH RECENTLY passed away after a 73-year marriage to President George H.W. Bush. The couple were devoted to each other... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Loss, One Newspaper Delivery At A Time

Courtesy of WBUR.org /The Cognpscenti |By Brenda McDonald | Originally Published 03.01.2016 |Posted 03.19.2018 About six months after the death of my husband, Tom, I awoke to the sound of a thud outside my front door. Afraid, I forced myself... Continue Reading →

A Future Without Him, Aided by Duct Tape

Courtesy of Modern Love | By KATHLEEN VOLK MILLER | Illustration by Brian Rea | Originally Published 02.23.2018 | 03.08.2018 We heard the strangest sounds coming from the front porch, a squawking and an unworldly scream. The children fled into the... Continue Reading →

When a Spouse Dies, Resilience Can Be Uneven

Courtesy of The New York Times.com | By Jane E. Brody | Illustration by Paul Rogers | Originally Published 09.26.2016 | Posted 02.12.2018 Losing a beloved life partner is never easy at any age, no matter the circumstance. The loss... Continue Reading →

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