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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  • Reconnecting with Mom Through Plant Medicine

    Posted on September 18, 2023 - by Ken Breniman

    Losing Mom as a Teen I was only 18 when my mother succumbed to pancreatic cancer. However, in the following two decades, I persistently avoided the profound pain of being […]

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  • Wishing Doesn’t Change Things

    Posted on August 3, 2023 - by Anne Peterson

    I’m sixteen, tired from my shift at the snack shop with Dad. All I want to do is go to bed. I’m not even going to church tomorrow, I decide. […]

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  • Father’s Death Triggers Grief of Sibling-Loss

    Posted on June 5, 2023 - by Judy Lipson

    Father’s Death Triggers Grief My beloved father Benjamin Lipson passed away in 2011, one week before the premiere of Celebration of Sisters, an annual fundraiser to honor my beloved sisters […]

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  • Guiding a Child Through Parent-Loss: A Mother’s Story

    Posted on June 5, 2023 - by Dr. Carol Leibovich Mankes

    Guiding a Child Through Parent-Loss Losing a parent is a profound and challenging experience, especially for children. The loss of her beloved father forever changed my daughter’s world when she […]

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  • Embracing Mother’s Day without Mom

    Posted on May 29, 2023 - by Dr. Carol Leibovich Mankes

    Embracing Mother’s Day without Mom Losing my mother is one of the hardest things I have gone through. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. That day, I […]

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  • After Mom’s Death, Daughter Struggles With Dad’s Girlfriend

    Posted on May 13, 2023 - by John Pete

    Daughter Struggles with Dad’s Girlfriend Heather asks for advice: In November, it will be two years since my mother died after a prolonged illness. My father started dating a woman […]

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