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I feel so lost

Hi. I am new here. Never posted anywhere before but here it goes. Two weeks ago today I lost my husband. He had a heart attack and he was only 44. he was my best friend for 25 years. We divorced for a few years but talked every day and got back together 6 years ago. I have an 8 year old daughter who adored him, she was definitely a Daddy's girl. He was more of a Dad to her than her biological one. She seems to be doing OK. She misses him but says he is in heaven watching over her and will…

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Added by phyllis eldridge on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Missing My Daddy

For the first time ever in my life, I haven't been able to call my dad, receive a call from my dad, overall not hear his voice, receive advice, receive one of his sloppy cheek kisses, and last but not least hear daddy say "hey turkey" his trademark word to call those he loved. It's been 8-LONG, DEPRESSING, STILL SHOCKING, OVERWHELMING AND HEART-BREAKING MONTHS. No words can express the pain I feel from missing my dear daddy. It still hurts, but I am becoming stronger, because I know that's what… Continue

Added by Shawn Mickens on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Document -"Will"

Enjoyed reading the blog," Should we write an ethical will?" Doing some research, I came across an biblical passage of 2 Kings 20:1. Wills have been done since Biblical times...So, both can be nothing but beneficial.

Added by TCGOODWIN on April 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Should you write an ethical will?

When a friend’s mom died, she was left with a box of their correspondence spanning decades. The letters were vivid reminders of the close relationship they shared, but they weren’t much solace in the sad weeks and months that she painfully mourned. My friend was lost; she confided that she wished her mother had left something behind that told her how to live her life without her.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 21, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Happy Easter my Beautiful Boy

Added by Colleen Pasay on April 20, 2014 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Broken Heart

I have lost two very close to me that I know died of a broken heart. The spouse dies and a few days later the other spouse dies. I did some research and found that this can happen

*** g95 10/22 p. 31 Can You Die of a Broken Heart? ***

"Stephen M. Oppenheimer, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University medical school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., believes he has identified a part of the brain that links the heart with the emotions. The insular cortex is a small part of the brain…

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Added by TCGOODWIN on April 20, 2014 at 6:49am — No Comments

The Basics: How to Write a Parent's Obituary in Advance

Q. My friend’s father just died unexpectedly, which left the family scrambling to write an obituary for him. Their experience made me think about writing an obit for my own 75-year-old father now – while I have the time and composure. If I do it now, I can also…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on April 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sympathy Notes That Never Grow Old

It was time to clean my desk, so I emptied all the cubbyholes and dumped everything on the table. I sorted through old baby announcements, wedding invitations, endearing birthday cards and sweet thank you notes. I started a pile to keep and a stack to shred and then, to my surprise, I found two condolence messages tucked into eulogies from my mother’s…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 10, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

More Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part Two

Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high.…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on April 9, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Gregory Edward <3

So I'm new to this whole thing.. But here's the story. I'm 17 years old and my big brother (24) committed suicide on September 30th. He was a really bad drinker, and he knew he needed help. He was my best friend. I went through a stage of about a year an a half getting bullied, and he was the only one that was there for me and helped me through it. I spent every waking moment with him, he would even sleep on my floor in my room some nights. We went riding, fishing, everytime I was hungry…

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Added by Abbi Loper on April 9, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

Murder

Reading  the victims of murder page and my heart goes out to those who are  suffering . I pray that families stay strong. Things are definitely getting bad to worse. Who would think that a family friend would do such a thing. Justice will prevail- Romans 12:19

Added by TCGOODWIN on April 8, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

doesn't remember us anymore.

We learned today that my father in law isn't doing so well. He's going on 80. Diabetes and his age has taken a toll on his mind and body. He doesn't know who we are anymore. It's tough on him to be surrounded by "strangers" telling him about things he no longer knows. It's hard on us to be no longer known.

He's in hospice care at an out of town care home. There's a lot more to the story. But any ways, he's not been home for a long time.

The guilt from not being in contact with him… Continue

Added by Heatha on April 2, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Reconciling With a Loved One After Loss

My friend Janet once told me that parents raise their children to be independent and, therefore, they won’t get along all the time. I always thought of this in the years that my mom and I lived under one roof following my divorce in 2011.

I had a house…

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Added by Michelle Linn-Gust on April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2 Years Later and No Closure and Jealous Boyfriends in the Mix

I was in a relationship while finding out my father's death. Sadly, he just couldn't understand why I felt upset and sad over my father's death 2 years later. He would belittle how I felt and told me that I was self imposing it (trying to play a psychiatrist which he wasn't by any means)I learned that while still dealing with the aftermath of my dad I was in an emotional abusive relationship on top of still dealing with estate issues and the absence of my dad. I also sense that he was…

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Added by Jenn B on April 2, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Selfies on the Obituary Page

A couple of recent obituaries have received widespread notice online and in the media. One, for an actor, was so low-key it was almost unrecognizable; the other was so quirky its subject was unmistakable.

What they shared in common was they were both first-person obits.

That’s not so unusual these days as people are taking charge of their end-of-life activities…

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Added by Susan Soper on April 1, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

My loss and becoming a published author

I lost two adult children which I cared for them 

my oldest son Jimmy was 30 and died of congestive heart failure 

shortly after his death I lost my father then my daughter,and two sisters.Shortly after my loss I began publishing books one was about my grief journey …

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Added by Shirley Denton on March 30, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

You Were There

The day you died Heavens angels carried your soul away

my mind confused lost without direction 

darkness erased  my joy filling my world with endless pain

I couldn't find comfort in family or friends 

know one could understand 

I felt abandoned by all fading in depression 

feeling numb dying slowly as a woman 

praying night and day for release 

your embrace saved me when know one could

now I thank you Lord for now I walk in the…

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Added by Shirley Denton on March 30, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

My Grief Journey

Added by Shirley Denton on March 30, 2014 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Surprise Death

I just found out that a close friend died a few weeks ago. Did not even know she was sick. I miss her .
I totally missed the funeral because I just found out. I can not wait until death will be a thing of the past (Hebrews 2 :14)

Added by TCGOODWIN on March 29, 2014 at 7:28am — No Comments

Living with Loss

My mom was widowed twice by the age of 46, and she gave me some sage advice; “Life is a series of changes and you must learn to adapt to change.” At this time in my life my perspective is a bit different; I see life as a series of losses, and it’s essential that you learn to cope with those…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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