Aug 262014
17 Bereavement Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

These bereavement gift ideas will help you show your sympathy when a friend experiences the loss of a mother. The first bereavement gifts are for close friends, and the rest of the gift ideas are for people you don’t know well. Whether your friend is a water-cooler acquaintance or a best friend, you’ll find something in this list to help

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Nov 252012
How to Help Your Partner Cope With Your Cancer Diagnosis

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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Nov 162012
How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

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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May 192012
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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May 262011
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. We need daily words of comfort, which is why books like Words of Comfort: 365 Devotions to Inspire Your Day by Freeman-Smith LLC are perfect. Even when life is

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