Five Ways of Dealing With the Sadness of Letting Go of Our Elderly Parents
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.
10 Things I Did to Survive the Death of My Husband
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.
A Christian Reflection on How Grief Changes Children
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.
What Helped Me: How to Support Someone Who Is Grieving and Depressed
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.
What We Can Learn About Overcoming Loss From Sheryl Sandberg
The Facebook COO is as much a face of hope after devastating loss as she is for encouraging women to have a voice in the workplace.
I Learned That Being Present at the End of a Person's Life Is Precious!
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.
My Advice for Accepting Religious Condolences as an Atheist
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.
14 Ways You Can Help a Grieving Friend or Family Member
Losing a loved one is difficult. It takes awhile to get used to the new normal. Here are some ways you can help a grieving friend or family member, based on my own experience of losing my husband.
Death of a Parent: Remembering My Father
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!
Comforting Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One: My Advice
Do you know someone who has recently lost a loved one? Here is some advice for what's comforting—and what's not.