Loss of a partner: When half of you is gone

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Dealing with the death of a partner can bring a sense of emptiness and loneliness that is as unique as the love you shared. Particularly when you have spent the majority of your adult life with this person, it can feel like half of you is gone. A sense of feeling lost and abandoned is not uncommon.  “I have no … Read More

Loss of a child: How can a parent move forward?

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It’s universally understood that the loss of a child, outliving one’s offspring is unnatural, devastating, the worst pain one can endure which leaves bereaved parents feeling a range of emotions from unbearable anger to denial to unfathomable pain. There is no replacing or getting over the loss of the precious soul that has left a family through death but there … Read More

Loss of a parent: Adults grieving and coping

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The relationships we develop with our parents can be as varied as our appreciation of musical styles. Some of us aren’t too close to our parents, some of us don’t really know them at all but for those of us who have been fortunate enough to know our parents as protectors, providers and friends; the loss of this profound relationship … Read More

Coping with loss at Christmas

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Christmas can be a difficult and challenging time for those who have been bereaved.   There is the loneliness, the pain, the inability to engage with all the fun and frivolity that is synonymous with this normally joyous season.  Every Christmas song we hear on the radio, every advertisement we see on the TV is a painful reminder that it … Read More

The Empty Chair on Christmas Day

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Christmas is the time of year when family come together It’s meant to be a Happy Time, regardless of the weather But when a precious link is missing from the Golden Family Chain Christmas just brings memories and a heavy dose of Pain   A candle on the Sideboard, her picture in a Frame Is all we have with us … Read More