Loss of a Family Member

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  • How Long Should Grief Last?

    Posted on June 17, 2024 - by Emily Threatt

    How Long Should Grief Last? I was shocked one day when a friend of mine told me his employer spoke harshly to him after he returned from the three-day bereavement […]

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  • Grief is Healthy

    Posted on June 17, 2024 - by Emily Threatt

    Grief is Healthy Grief is a healthy response. Being sad and remembering things you don’t want to can bring up tears and heartache, but things have to come up to […]

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  • Handling Your Own End-of-Life Planning: A Thoughtful Goodbye

    Posted on May 20, 2024 - by Kathleen Rehl

    Handling Your Own End-of-Life Planning Each of us will eventually have to confront death. My late husband, Tom, died in my arms several years ago. Less than two months later, […]

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    Widow Loses Confidence after Her Loss

    Posted on April 29, 2024 - by Kathleen A. Paris

    Confidence Lost Of the many things I could not have known about grief following the death of my husband, Matt, was how worthless and inept I would feel. It made […]

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  • A Letter to Suicide Survivors

    Posted on April 25, 2024 - by Kerie Boshka

    Dear Suicide Survivors: You are not alone. I know it feels that way, but I can assure you that there is help. I know you feel that no one can […]

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    The Death of the Love of Your Life

    Posted on April 15, 2024 - by Jane P. Williams

    A Grief Perspective A grief perspective is personal.  It is an individual’s way of thinking about and understanding their own grief.  As grief is unique to every person and every […]

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  • After Husband’s Death, Dreams Must be Reinvented

    Posted on April 14, 2024 - by Christine Thiele

    Dreams Die with Your Spouse One of the hardest struggles I’ve found about widowhood is that the life you had before pretty much dies with your spouse. Well, at least […]

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  • Entering a New Relationship after Death of a Life Partner

    Posted on March 30, 2024 - by Vicki Panagotacos, PhD FT

    Ready to Enter a New Relationship One of the most charming questions I ever received in one of my second-year spousal-loss classes came from a middle-aged man named Sam. He […]

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  • Cleaning Out the Closet of a Deceased Loved One

    Posted on March 12, 2024 - by Rachel Kodanaz

    Cleaning Out the Closet With the longer days of summer upon us, it might be the right time to tackle the organizing of your spouse/partner’s personal belonging. “Cleaning out your […]

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  • How I Surrendered to the Grief of Losing My Husband

    Posted on March 9, 2024 - by Jennifer Hawkins

    The Grief of Losing My Husband On February 4, 2009, I woke up to find that my husband had died in his sleep from an undetected heart condition. He was […]

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  • Widower Ponders What to do With the Ring

    Posted on March 6, 2024 - by Richard Ballo

    What Do I Do with the Ring? Eight months after my wife Lisa died of cancer, I sat in our bedroom staring at my gold wedding band, the symbol of […]

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  • Five Years into Widowhood, Life Goes On

    Posted on February 20, 2024 - by Paula Ezop

    Five Years into Widowhood I still can’t believe that he is gone, and perhaps I never will.  And that’s all right.  I never thought that I would be alone, and […]

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  • A Widower’s Christmas Wish List

    Posted on December 19, 2023 - by Herb Knoll

    From as far away as Australia to the British Isles, from Canada to Nigeria, the Widowers Support Network hears the cries of men who mourn the loss of their wife, […]

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  • Holding On, Letting Go After Husband’s Death

    Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Harriet Hodgson

    What I Let Go Of After my husband died, I had to decide what to let go of and what to hold onto. I let go of John’s companionship. John […]

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  • Widower Honors Both Deceased Wives

    Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Peter Lichtenberg

    Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD was inducted into the Radnor High School Hall of Fame on Friday, November 10, in Radnor, Penn. Peter was honored for his work and impact on the […]

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  • Episode 219: Mens Journey Through Grief

    Posted on June 10, 2024 - by admin

    Listen to four men speak very candidly about the different untimely losses in their lives, and how they took this often tumultuous journey through grief. Join hosts, Dr. Gloria Horsley […]

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  • Episode 217: Navigating Loss as Men

    Posted on June 10, 2024 - by admin

    While there are similarities among men who are grieving, there are also differences. Listen to how two men with very different experiences navigated their unexpected losses. Join hosts Dr. Gloria […]

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  • Episode 216: Grieving Voices; Journeys of Loss

    Posted on May 29, 2024 - by admin

    Is it possible to find hope again after loss? Join hosts Dr. Gloria Horsley and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, along with their guests Abby Dart and Meghan Riordan-Jarvis, as […]

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  • Episode 215: Sudden Traumatic Loss

    Posted on May 29, 2024 - by admin

    Have you experienced a sudden traumatic loss? If so, get tips and tools on how to navigate this difficult time. Join hosts Dr. Gloria Horsley and her daughter Dr. Heidi […]

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  • Episode 214: Navigating Health and Wellness After Loss

    Posted on May 29, 2024 - by admin

    The death of a loved one can take a physical, psychological, and emotional toll on us. How do we navigate health and wellness after loss? Join hosts Dr. Gloria Horsley […]

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  • Episode 213: Navigating the Challenges of Spousal Loss

    Posted on February 5, 2024 - by admin

    Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley, Dawn Nargi, Aliza Marlin, and Jennifer O’Brien discuss valuable tips and tools for coping with the loss of a spouse. Dawn Nargi, the Executive […]

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  • Episode 212: Embracing Hope Anew After Multiple Losses

    Posted on January 22, 2024 - by admin

      Discover hope amidst multiple losses with insights from Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley, Jennifer O’Brien, and Dr. Barbara Hopkinson. Explore their personal journeys of overcoming the initial belief […]

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  • Episode 211: Exploring the Challenges and Joys of Dating After Grief

    Posted on January 16, 2024 - by admin

    Are you considering the prospect of dating after experiencing a loss? Join Dr. Gloria Horsley, her fiancée Dr. Frank Powers, and their guests Dawn Nargi, Aliza Martin, and Dr. Barbara […]

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  • Episode 210: Developing Passion and Purpose After Loss

    Posted on December 21, 2023 - by admin

    Does it feel impossible to develop passion and purpose after loss? Join Dr. Gloria Horsley and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, along with their guests Elizabeth Coplan, Ken Ross, and […]

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  • Episode 209: Finding Hope After an Anticipated Loss

    Posted on December 20, 2023 - by admin

    What is unique about anticipated loss and how does one find hope again? Join Dr. Gloria Horsley and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, along with their guests Ken Ross, Elizabeth […]

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  • Episode 208: From Grief to Dating

    Posted on December 14, 2023 - by admin

    After the loss of a partner does it feel like you will never find love again?  Join Dr. Gloria Horsley and her fiancée Dr. Frank Powers, along with their guests […]

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