Loss of a Family Member

After Loss of a sibling

Do you feel your loss is overlooked? Find inspiration in stories by others who have lost siblings.

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  • What’s in a Name?

    Posted on May 9, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    Being pregnant with my first child several years after losing my sister Jane, there was no question in my mind of wanting to name the child for my late sister. […]

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  • COVID-19 Reminiscences: Two Lost Sisters

    Posted on May 4, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    We have been sheltered in place for over a month with an abundance of time to think. Not always a prescription for those of us who have lost loved ones […]

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  • When Deaths Accumulate

    Posted on July 14, 2019 - by Judy Lipson

    One life ends, and a new chapter begins. My father’s decline and ultimate death emancipated me, letting the reins loose that I held so tightly. My father and I had […]

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  • I Will Always Love You

    Posted on July 11, 2019 - by Judy Lipson

    Much as twins often have a sense when the other is in danger, so do some sisters. The night Jane died, the exact time of her death, both Margie and […]

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  • Sisters: The Last of Three

    Posted on December 27, 2018 - by Judy Lipson

      There is no one like a sister. Sisters are constant, champions, and competitors. Margie, Judy, Jane. I am a sister. I had those relationships. I had them for the […]

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  • Sibling Loss: Interview with Stephen Stott

    Posted on December 22, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Stephen Stott about the loss of his sister and how eventually he found peace and hope with […]

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  • Revelations Along the Grief Ride

    Posted on December 5, 2018 - by Judy Lipson

    The amusement park rides illustrate the trajectory of revelation and power of change. Every ride makes us feel different sensations, from the slow to the chilling speed of the roller […]

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