Should Children Come to Funerals?

Should Children Come to Funerals?
When a loved one leaves us, the choice of whether or not to take a child to the funeral can be a difficult one. There may be strong reasons to do so, but – then again – there could be excellent (and very understandable) reasons to leave the child with ...
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How to Manage Caregiver’s Stress When a Loved One Has Passed

How to Manage Caregiver’s Stress When a Loved One Has Passed
Nothing is easy when you lose a loved one. It’s even hard to talk about it.  Don’t feel that you have to hold it in to show that you’re strong. It’s OK to let it out. You’re only human. Stress can hit anyone at any time for a number of ...
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Coping With Grief During the Holidays

Coping With Grief During the Holidays
The holidays are normally considered a time for family, traditions, and cheer. But for those who have lost a loved one, feelings of sadness, emptiness, and grief may be reignited during this time as you remember old traditions, activities, and memories from past holidays. Grief can make the holidays very ...
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Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One
Our departed loved ones never truly leave our hearts and minds, whether they passed away just a few weeks or a few decades ago. That’s why many families look for ways to commemorate the deceased in creative, personalized ways. Here are a few of our favorite ways you can keep ...
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What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion

What Is Caregiver’s Guilt? Understanding and Overcoming a Common Emotion
Caregivers dedicate a huge amount of selfless time and energy toward attending to their elderly or ill loved ones. When this loved one eventually passes, it is common to experience a variety of emotions, including regret, anger, or even a sense of relief from the burden of caregiving.  Many people ...
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Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources to Help

Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources to Help
Widowers are vulnerable.  Very vulnerable! In fact, according to research performed by Dr. Justin Denney of Washington State University, widowed men have a 1.6 to 2.0 times the risk of death by suicide, compared to otherwise similar married men, and they’ll do so within two years of their wife’s death. ...
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Healthy Coping Strategies for Grieving Children and Parents

Healthy Coping Strategies for Grieving Children and Parents
Parents with young children dealing with the loss of a loved one face a particularly difficult challenge working through their own grief while simultaneously trying to help their children deal with death and loss. No one is prepared to help their children grieve. Tips to Talk to Children About Grief The tips ...
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Personalized Sympathy and Memorial Gifts We Love

Personalized Sympathy and Memorial Gifts We Love
Losing a loved one can be a painful experience. The best way to honor their memory is by celebrating their life and commemorating their achievements. If you are looking for a creative gift to offer your sympathies or remember your loved one, consider a personalized memorial gift. Personalized memorials gifts can offer comfort ...
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Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing

Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing
Aaron Robinson/CNET BY ALFRED NG for CNET, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Snapchat geofilters are normally for birthdays and weddings. But people are making them for funerals, too. A somber mood enveloped Stephenie Buchanan's family after her brother Tarrence's funeral. Following the service in May, family and friends gathered in a hall to celebrate ...
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Illinois Catholic Bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples

Illinois Catholic Bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples
By Susan Hogan for The Washington Post The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show “some signs of repentance” for their relationships before death. The decree by Bishop Thomas Paprocki also ...
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