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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  • Discovering After-Death Communication

    Posted on October 13, 2022 - by Rebecca Austill-Clausen

    Learning Bad News The sun beamed brightly as my 34-year-old brother David and I laughed and reminisced while walking along the sandy shores of Coast Guard National Seashore in Cape […]

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  • Speak Their Names

    Posted on October 12, 2022 - by Judy Lipson

    My parents never spoke about my beloved sisters Margie and Jane as the pain too hard for them. I followed their lead and did not mention Margie and Jane. For […]

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  • No Recipe for Grief

    Posted on October 1, 2022 - by Judy Lipson

    No Recipe for Grief I reread the rabbi’s eulogy from my sister Jane’s funeral. He had said, “There is no satisfactory answer to understanding why bad things happen to good […]

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  • The Power of Being with Others in Grief

    Posted on August 22, 2022 - by Judy Lipson

    Like a Warm Blanket I was fortunate to attend and present at the 45th Compassionate Friends National Conference in Houston, TX, at the beginning of August 2022. Being with others […]

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  • What I Didn’t Lose When My Brother Died

    Posted on August 22, 2022 - by Erin Leigh Nigh

    Siblings are Forever The relationship we share with our siblings can be the longest-lasting relationship we will ever have. If you’re an older sibling, you’ve likely known your brother or […]

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  • When Loss Strikes Early and Often

    Posted on August 22, 2022 - by Skye Page

    Death and Dying: Something I Know Well I remember sitting in class in college and feeling like I was absolutely thriving. I loved the content, our discussions, and the best […]

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  • Supporting Others in Grief

    Posted on July 20, 2022 - by Skye Page

    Supporting Others in Grief There are ways that death affects us all that we sometimes can’t even describe or understand until that one moment that makes us realize just how […]

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  • How to Survive a Memorial Service by Eating All the Cookies

    Posted on July 12, 2022 - by Sherry Walling

    Dad Helped Plan His Memorial Service We had a memorial service for my dad. He helped plan the shindig. He picked the songs for the video slideshow, asked me to […]

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