Overtly religious condolences offered to non-believers during times of grief may feel fake, meaningless, or even rude. Learn how to deal with those feelings and understand what those sentiments mean.
Losing a parent to cancer is one of the worst things you can experience. There are all kinds of tools for coping with anticipatory grief, but here are some tips I hope to share with you to keep you grounded as you go through this difficult time with your loved one.
Many Baby Boomers have faced, or are facing, the loss of their parents. This is a particularly hard time because no one wants to watch their loved ones fail with the physical and mental ravages of old age. This article addresses five ways the author has learned how to navigate her mother's decline.
I lost my mother about a year ago to multiple health problems and had to make the worst and hardest decision of my life. This article will touch on how I’ve gotten through the grieving process and my life without my mom being in it.
Coping with the death of a loved one—in my case, a loving husband—is tough, especially on your own. Here are 10 things I did to cope with my husband's death.
Do you know someone who has recently lost a loved one? Here is some advice for what's comforting—and what's not.
My whole family came together to care for my terminally ill father. We actively chose to forge a new experience with him that was satisfying and fulfilling, without any lingering guilt or regret.
Losing a loved one is the hardest thing we ever have to deal with. Coming to terms with them no longer being present on this planet is hard to swallow. Let's celebrate life and remember them forever!
For me, the grief of losing my husband felt like the panic you feel just before you fall. This is my advice to people who are trying to comfort a friend or loved one who is grieving a loss.
When children experience grief during their early developmental stages, their emotional health is compromised. Our actions as adults can help them work through their grief and learn to trust again.
If you're like most people, you love your father and have a lifetime of cherished memories. This hub shares the author's intimate memories of her father's last years and what it meant to be a special part of his life. Be sure to keep your kleenex handy!
Loss and grief are a natural part of life, but challenging times can spark religious battles within families. Comfort your loved ones unconditionally without needless religious drama.
When we lose a loved one, sometimes we get stuck blaming ourselves for things that were not our fault.
The experience of losing a loved one can take a huge toll on your life, as well as on the lives of those around you. Allowing God into my life helped me heal from the pain.
When my late husband lost his battle with cancer, I was fortunate enough to be present when he took his last breath. I learned what a privilege it was to be with a person at their life's end.