Loss of a Family Member

After Loss of a parent

Stories of others who have lost parents will inspire and support you. Read, listen and watch. Hope is the bridge between loss and recovery.

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  • Andrew Garfield: ‘I Hope This Grief Stays With Me’

    Posted on December 12, 2021 - by Becky Aud-Jennison

    I Hope This Grief Stays With Me “I hope this grief stays with me.” These beautiful words of Andrew Garfield, speaking to Stephen Colbert (starting at 4:20), have gone viral […]

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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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    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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  • Using Linking Objects on Mother’s Day

    Posted on May 1, 2021 - by Harriet Hodgson

    “I’ve come to see the flag,” she declared. The flag waved outside a rehabilitation floor window. The woman parked her walker, sat down, and peered at the flag. “Look at […]

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  • Impact of Both Parents’ Deaths

    Posted on October 12, 2020 - by Susan Berger

    This is an excerpt from The Five Ways We Grieve, by Susan Berger, available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon:   Although I have been an orphan for more than half […]

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  • When Grief Resurfaces: How News of the Coronavirus Brings Back Anxiety About Death

    Posted on February 3, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    The news about the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, including quarantines and regularly updated statistics about the dead and the infected, is enough to cause anyone anxiety. However, we recently […]

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