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.


  • Role of Guilt in Sibling Loss

    Posted on March 17, 2023 - by Sue Trace Lawrence

    How Guilt Shows Itself More than any other emotion, guilt arguably dominates the mental life of a sibling who losing a sibling.  This guilt can take many forms, depending on […]

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  • Sibling Loss in Childhood is Trauma

    Posted on March 16, 2023 - by Sue Trace Lawrence

    Is Sibling Loss a Trauma? One phenomenon inherent in the popularizing of psychology over the last few decades has been the incorporation of “buzzwords” into our lexicon. An example is […]

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  • When Siblings Die Young

    Posted on March 13, 2023 - by Sue Trace Lawrence

    When Siblings Die Young Many decades ago, there was a little girl who had a wonderful life. She lived comfortably, with two parents who adored her, a younger brother she […]

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    What We Say to The Dying

    Posted on March 13, 2023 - by Sherry Walling

    “I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us— as soft as feathers— that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and […]

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  • Grief Loves Company: After a Sibling-Loss

    Posted on January 15, 2023 - by Sue Trace Lawrence

    Losing a Sibling is Unique Losing a sibling is different from other losses. At times I find myself becoming extremely nostalgic, and it is difficult not having a cohort with […]

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  • Sibling Survivors Need Connection

    Posted on January 12, 2023 - by Sue Trace Lawrence

    Being a sibling survivor can make one feel like an alien at times. There may be a classroom full of students who are dealing with a divorce at home. But […]

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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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