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How to Help Your Partner Cope With Your Cancer Diagnosis

How to Help Your Partner Cope With Your Cancer Diagnosis

Written by on November 25, 2012 in Grief & Recovery Tips, Love & Relationships, Resilience with 0 Comments

Sometimes being diagnosed with a disease like cancer is more bearable than learning about your partner’s diagnosis of a terminal illness. Watching someone you love become sicker and sicker – knowing that death is coming – is one of the worst things to bear. Here’s what J says: “Hi Laurie, I met the nicest woman […]

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How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

Written by on November 16, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Grief & Recovery Tips with 2 Comments

The holiday season can be heartbreaking when you’re mourning the death of a loved one. How do you get out of bed – much less buy Christmas gifts, go to parties, and experience “the joy of the season” – after someone close to you dies? When my grandma died, all I wanted to do was […]

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Are You Scared to Die? 5 Reasons to Accept Your Death

Are You Scared to Die? 5 Reasons to Accept Your Death

Written by on November 10, 2012 in Grief & Recovery Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

I was scared of dying until I was 27 and diagnosed with a chronic disease. It forced me to accept and make peace with my own death, which made life tastier! I’m ready to die. I don’t WANT to die and I don’t think we should take our own lives, but I’m fine with death. […]

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Starting Over in Your 60s – After Your Husband Dies

Starting Over in Your 60s – After Your Husband Dies

These tips for starting over when you’re over 60 won’t solve all the problems that arise when your husband dies, but they’ll help you see you’re not alone. You were part of a couple for so long, and now he’s gone. How do you start over when you’re 60 years old and have depended on […]

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When Your Spouse Withdraws Because of Grief – 5 Ways to Stay Close

Written by on April 25, 2012 in Grief & Recovery Tips with 1 Comment

Your spouse’s grief process is different from yours – he may withdraw emotionally and physically. These tips for staying close to your grieving spouse will help you reconnect when he is ready. These tips are inspired by a man whose girlfriend is grieving the loss of her child: “My girlfriend lost her spouse 4 years […]

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How to Help Your Boyfriend When His Parent Dies

How to Help Your Boyfriend When His Parent Dies

When your boyfriend’s mom or dad dies, he may feel lost, helpless, and bewildered. Here are some of the best ways to help when your boyfriend’s parent dies unexpectedly or after a long illness. These tips are inspired by two readers, both of whom are in long distance relationships. “My boyfriend just lost his mother, […]

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How to Control Anger – Tips for Managing Angry Feelings

How to Control Anger – Tips for Managing Angry Feelings

How you control your anger may depend on the root of your rage. These tips for managing angry feelings might help you figure out why you’re filled with rage and give you some direction on how to cope. These tips are inspired by a reader who is having trouble coping with pet loss… “I lost […]

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How to Find the Light at the End of the Tunnel

How to Find the Light at the End of the Tunnel

I need these tips for overcoming despair, defeat, and discouragement more than anyone! Here’s how to find the light at the end of the tunnel, inspired by my frustration and helplessness as a blogger who used to make lots of money from her sites, but now makes little bits of money… But first, a quip: […]

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Words of Comfort When Your Heart is Broken

Words of Comfort When Your Heart is Broken

These words of comfort range from inspirational quotations to practical tips for healing and moving forward. If your heart is broken, they’ll help you heal and move on. I gathered these tips and comforting words at the request of a reader: “We were together for over 4 years,” writes M. on Surviving a Breakup – […]

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Living Without Your Cat? How to Ease the Pain of Pet Death

If you’re suddenly living without your cat, it doesn’t matter if you had him for 1 or 11 years; the pain of pet death is heartbreaking! These ways to ease that pain may help. Here’s what a reader said, on my article about losing your cat: “My husband and I just had our 14 year old […]

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