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How to Help a Dying Spouse

Posted on August 8, 2021 - by Fred Colby

How Can We Help a Dying Spouse? There are so many ways to help a dying spouse. When my wife, Theresa, was in the hospital, one incident made me realize […]

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Where Am I in My Grieving Process?

Posted on August 8, 2021 - by Fred Colby

“Where am I in my grieving process?” It’s a question most of us ask at some point, and it’s different for each of us. Possible Answers to ‘Where Am I […]

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Coping with Silence While Grieving

Posted on August 8, 2021 - by Harry Barry

Biggest Challenge May be the Silence While Grieving This is one of the most distressing but least discussed elements of loss: coping with silence while grieving. Countless people over decades […]

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Advice for Those Who Have Lost a Parent

Posted on August 8, 2021 - by Harry Barry

It is important to recognize that each one us loses a “different” parent. This explains the variety of grief reactions in a family. Thus, it’s difficult to give universal advice […]

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Dealing with Guilt While Grieving

Posted on July 18, 2021 - by Peggy Bell

The road of grief is paved with many emotions. You can experience denial, shock, anger, fear, depression, and bargaining and guilt. You may not feel all of them, but one […]

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When Your Child Dies By Suicide

Posted on July 18, 2021 - by Harry Barry

This excerpt about when a child dies by suicide is from of Emotional Healing (Pegasus), by Dr. Harry Barry. Purchase it on Amazon. When a Child Dies by Suicide Those […]

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Helping a Widower After the Loss

Posted on July 18, 2021 - by Fred Colby

This article on helping a widower is excerpted from Widower to Widower, by Fred Colby. Purchase it on Amazon. Advice on Helping a Widower This portion of the book is […]

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10 Ways for Coping with Grief Sadness

Posted on July 18, 2021 - by Harry Barry

This excerpt on coping with grief sadness is from Emotional Healing (Pegasus), by Fred Colby. Purchase it on Amazon. Coping with Grief Sadness How many of you reading this have […]

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Healing Grief Through Nature

Posted on July 18, 2021 - by Michelle Kaisersatt

The Cancer Diagnosis At thirty wonderful years of marriage, my husband and I were revisiting the honeymoon stage. Kids enjoying their own adult lives, and us looking forward to adventures […]

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Suicide Sucks

Posted on July 9, 2021 - by Jenny Landon

Funeral After a Suicide April 29, 2016— Minneapolis, MN After what had been a week of gray, rainy, cold days, it felt amazing to feel the sunshine again. It should […]

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