Added by Heather Brantley on March 11, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments
Yesterday was a very bad day, it was one month since my love passed away, I still think I am in a nightmare that I will wake up from eventually only to realize it will not happen, being angry, the why's is not going away, I can't stop crying & could not go to work today because I just could not sleep last night at all, so I could not function today, everybody says it will get better with time but I seem to be getting worse, haven't been able to go back to church or the mausoleum, I am…Continue
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Added by Florence Isaacs on March 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Hi. Never imagined I'd be doing this. Just 2 months ago I lost my husband, business partner, confidante, and best friend. Got a phone call from my son about 15 minutes before he and my husband would have been done work. The most dreaded sound I ever heard--my son screaming and not able to speak in the phone--trying to tell his mom that his dad was dead! My husband went to work one day and never came home. He was 51, in perfect health, extremely happy in life and very hard working. With…Continue
On January 31, 2014 my partner of eight years had an argument because she had been cheating on me and I was DONE. During the night she was restless and kept waking me up wanting to know where my phone was or where the charger was. Then she said "You're gonna learn." She was alive when I left Saturday morning. She had written a note but my anger and hurt from her betrayal blinded me to the contents of the letter. I wrote her a letter back telling her to go be happy. I assumed she would be…Continue
Added by Danielle Hamilton on February 28, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Added by Heather Brantley on February 28, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments
Tomorrow is one year since my sister died suddenly. I have been feeling depressed and isolated for the past week. I couldn't understand why and realized it must be related to my sister.
Last night I broke down and cried and cried. I miss her so much. She was the one in my family that I was closest to and our families shared so much. Her children are the same ages as mine so we experienced lots of stuff together.
My parents and brother have died, and I…Continue
Added by Jean Kaspari on February 26, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments
My mother always said, “Something good comes out of everything.” She admitted that it might be hard to see the good in the midst of a devastating experience, but she assured me that there is a silver lining somewhere. She gave my father’s death as an example. She always claimed that despite the debilitating loss,…Continue
Added by Heather Brantley on February 25, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments
Sometimes death comes without warning, but at other times there is a period of pre-mourning. For almost a decade before my husband’s suicide, he dealt with active Bipolar Disorder. His rapid cycling and bizarre episodes left us both drained. He was at the mercy of his illness, and as I tried to help him and get help for him in every way I could, I was at the mercy of his illness as well.
This pre-mourning leaves us few resources with which to cope with grief. Physically, I had used…Continue
Added by Jan McDaniel on February 25, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments
All of us have loss someone very close to us. We have loss moms, dads and sisters and brothers. We have lost husbands and wives. Losing a friend can be just as hard. Especially if that one has been there for you through thick and thin. So folks never take those positive influences for granted. (Proverbs 18:24)
Added by TCGOODWIN on February 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Something about grief throws us off balance. While we think we can predict how we will react after times of loss, we don’t really know until it happens. And sometimes we aren’t aware that our reactions are causing us act in certain ways.…Continue
So I realize its been already 2 months since he's been gone. But I can't help but wish he was here but at the same time, I know he's up in heaven and not in pain. Is it selfish of me to want him here with us, even though he was in pain? I just miss him so much. He was go to person and a brother to me, maybe not a brother by blood but he was my family. It just really bugs me. I could be totally fine one minute and crying and wishing he was here the next. How do yall deal with it?
Added by Rhayne Snovelle on February 19, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Q. Can you have a funeral followed by a memorial service at a later date for the same loved one? I want a memorial service for my father on what would have been his birthday, although the funeral was eight months ago. Would it be appropriate? Will it make people…Continue
A close relative of mine lost his father about 30 years ago and his mother about 5 years ago but he still grieves like they just passed away. He likes to apologize to them for letting them down while everyone thinks he is the best of the family. Has anyone experienced a similar condition? Does anyone has any ideas to share?
Added by mehrdad dadbeh on February 13, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments
At times people debate whether or not family members should be cremated. When some people think about cremation, they think about "hell fire." At times, people can not afford the traditional open casket funeral and they decide to cremate their precious love one. It is so important that family talk about this in advance.. .saves many from pains and heartache. What is most important is that relatives abide by the their (deceased) wishes . Don't you agree? Advance Planning is…Continue
Added by TCGOODWIN on February 13, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Two years ago, someone went into my son' home as he came in from work ad murdered him. I have been to counseling. I have seen a psychiatrist. I am a avid church goer, but I can't let him go. am so troubled and in so much pain. I am very depressed and While I don't contemplate suicide, I don't have the will to live anymore. I have another son,older and grandchildren,but my heart is too broken to even think of them. I pray and now I am tired of praying.And I am tired of talking to people…Continue
Added by Carolyn J Bailey on February 12, 2014 at 6:42pm — No Comments
Missing my mom terribly.
This is the time period when I was hospitalized where I was living in Hawaii for 8 weeks in 2006. After one of my frequent monitoring ultrasounds, I was sent directly to the hospital and emergency admitted. I was only 23 weeks into the pregnancy and I was terrified that I would lose my babies. I was on IVs, never once out of the bed, monitored continuously for contractions, the unborn babies' heart rates monitored for long periods at least three times a…
Added by Catherine Schaper on February 11, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Q. My brother is now in hospice care, and I will be in charge of the funeral arrangements. Am I entitled to bereavement leave from my employer?
You probably are if you live in Oregon. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Oregon became the first state to require employers with 25 or more employees that are subject to the Oregon Family Leave Act to…Continue