grieving

Why I’ll Never, Ever Get Over My Girlfriend’s Murder

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it.

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it.

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Eulogies For The Living

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A eulogy is an expression of love through grief. I wrote my eulogies in direct address — they are love letters for a love story that isn’t over yet.

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My Dad Died — Here Are 3 Things You SHOULDN'T Do To Help Me

If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things you shouldn’t do.

My dad died. I only know my own grief, and even that is debatable. If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things to know.

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10 Ways I Changed After The Death Of My Child

The term "everything happens for a reason" does not apply to a parent has lost a child. There are no answers.

Without a doubt, the death of a child is one of the most traumatic events one could ever experience.

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Wearing Dead People’s Clothing

Photo: Lilly Dancyger

Three of my favorite t-shirts used to belong to dead people. I wear them when I want to feel my departed loved ones close to me.

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Patton Oswalt's Engagement: What Should Grief Look Like? (And Who Are We To Decide?)

So, the part I don’t understand: Why does it take a celebrity to draw attention to being a widow or widower? (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

The rancor over Patton Oswalt’s engagement fifteen months after his wife’s death drives home the fact that only the grieving can decide how to grieve, or conversely, when to be done mourning. In the case of widowed people, only the bereaved can decide when they’re ready to love again.

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Trusting Life Amid Pain And Confusion

It didn’t always look like a clear path while I was in it.

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Ask Erin: Help! I Can’t Let Go Of My Ex

There will come a day when you don’t get sick thinking about her.

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

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Reckoning With Grief In The Wake Of A Suicide

It’s been ten years, and I’m still reckoning with his death

Death, we know because it’s drilled into us from an early age, is a natural part of life.

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6 Things To Do For A Family After The Loss Of A Baby

Most of all, be proactively there and present for your friend.

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