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Gerald Ford and James Brown: We Hardly Knew Ye

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by admin

I find it fascinating that our nation is mourning two famous individuals whom hardly anybody knew. People all across America are talking about President Ford and James Brown in glowing […]

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For the New Widow — When the Whole World’s Ho Ho Ho-ing and You’re Thinking, SO WHAT!

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by

With the Holiday season fast approaching, and everyone you know, and wish you didn’t, is making merry…

While you, the newly widowed, are thinking, Bah, Humbug…

Is it any wonder you want to scream, “Stuff a sock in it!” to that man on the corner dressed in a red suit, with a white beard, ringing a bell?

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For the New Widow — When the Whole World’s Ho Ho Ho-ing and You’re Thinking, SO WHAT!

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by admin

With the Holiday season fast approaching, and everyone you know, and wish you didn’t, is making merry… While you, the newly widowed, are thinking, Bah, Humbug… Is it any wonder […]

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For the New Widow — When the Whole World’s Ho Ho Ho-ing and You’re Thinking, SO WHAT!

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by Linda Della-Donna

With the Holiday season fast approaching, and everyone you know, and wish you didn’t, is making merry… While you, the newly widowed, are thinking, Bah, Humbug… Is it any wonder […]

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For Widows Only – 5 Mistakes To Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by

It’s the holiday season, whoop dee doo, and you the newly widowed find yourself engulfed in mistletoe and smiling faces. Everyone’s singing a happy tune – Everyone but you – You wonder, how will I get through this holiday season without Him?

I’m here to tell you, you can. And you will.

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Why Does My Loved One Have To Suffer?

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by admin

Not long ago, I visited a man whose wife was dying of cancer. He retired early in life, so he and his wife could travel the country on his Harley […]

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Suddenly Single? The 5 Stages of Grief

Posted on December 30, 2006 - by

Death of a spouse or breakup of a marriage or long-term relationship can trigger similar responses in a person. Each person mourns a loss differently. However, there are 5 common stages of grief a person goes through when mourning the loss of a relationship. These were adapted from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, ‘On Death and Dying’

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Suddenly Single? The 5 Stages of Grief

Posted on December 30, 2006 - by admin

Death of a spouse or breakup of a marriage or long-term relationship can trigger similar responses in a person. Each person mourns a loss differently. However, there are 5 common […]

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Dating After Loss

Posted on December 29, 2006 - by

Deciding to start dating again after a loss is a courageous and brave way to reclaim your life after the death of a loved one. There is no time limit as to when you should start dating again, or even a rule that says you must date again, but you will find that everyone, from your family to your neighbors will have an opinion on the subject.

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Dating After Loss

Posted on December 29, 2006 - by admin

Deciding to start dating again after a loss is a courageous and brave way to reclaim your life after the death of a loved one. There is no time limit […]

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