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Finding Your Way to the Other Side of Grief

Finding Your Way to the Other Side of Grief

I remember looking across Lake Michigan and thinking, ‘I wonder how long it would take to get across this great lake?’ It looks so vast when you are standing on the shore and can only see as far as the horizon. The water ebbs and flows and keeps going on for what...

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Losing Your Traditions After Losing Your Husband

Losing Your Traditions After Losing Your Husband

Chicago has an annual tradition that involves changing the colors of the city. A group of volunteers load a boat full of green dye and pour it into the Chicago River. It is a sight to behold as the murky river water turns bright green. Chicago residents love this...

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Losing my Husband Again: People Act Like He Never Lived

Losing my Husband Again: People Act Like He Never Lived

"I don’t know what to say because I’m afraid it will make her cry." Have you heard comments like this before? Have you said something similar, before you experienced the death of your spouse? This is a common idea from people who are wondering how to help a friend who...

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The Top 3 Financial Mistakes Widows Make

The Top 3 Financial Mistakes Widows Make

After His Funeral, Did You Make Any of These Financial Mistakes?  While divorce, moving, and illness all present serious challenges, the death of a spouse is the most stressful life event an individual can experience, according to the well-known Holmes and Rahe Stress...

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Speak Your Truth Amidst the Pain

Speak Your Truth Amidst the Pain

In today’s world where everything moves too fast, and communication is limited to a screen, talking about your needs may seem impossible. It may seem like no one wants to hear your story. It may seem like everyone has moved on, though your world has not. Despite these...

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Establishing A New Normal After Losing Your Husband

Establishing A New Normal After Losing Your Husband

A New Normal After Loss "I want my old life back." This is a common theme from both children and adults after the death of a loved one. But for parents, this thought can be overwhelming. Many parents wonder how to establish a new normal after the death of their...

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Peace Despite a World of Pain

Peace Despite a World of Pain

A World of Pain It is common to feel overwhelmed or depressed when we hear of shootings, disasters, and political strife. It can feel even more devastating if you are already carrying your own grief experience. It's like carrying a huge, heavy backpack and then adding...

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Rebuild Your Life After Your Husband’s Death

Rebuild Your Life After Your Husband’s Death

It’s the time of year when the air feels crisp and the leaves change colors. Autumn reminds us that life is full of changes. The trees cannot hold onto their leaves, and the birds must fly to warmer homes. What changes have you had to make in your life after your...

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Never Enough: Guilt While Grieving

Never Enough: Guilt While Grieving

Do you struggle with guilt surrounding the death of your husband? Are you sometimes consumed with doubts or regrets? Feeling regret or guilt is a normal process during the journey of mourning. How you manage your guilt while grieving can either help or hinder your...

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Help Your Child Grieve Well

Help Your Child Grieve Well

Question: My husband died 6 months ago and my kids do not want to talk about him. Should I be worried? Is this normal? How do I help my child grieve? When a parent dies, children can have a range of emotions and reactions. Like adults, their reactions can vary, but...

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