Posts filed under: Relationships

Short and Sweet Summary: What do you do when your support system disappears and you’re feeling isolated and alone? You take matters into your own hands by starting to practice forgiveness and learning how to support yourself. What happens when people who said they’d be there for you stop showing...
Short and Sweet Summary: The secondary losses that show up in the second year of grief deserve to be acknowledged too. Those pesky situations you never saw coming are also part of your grieving process. We often wonder how the second year of grief could be harder than the first....
Short and Sweet Summary: It’s no secret grievers make people anxious because they don’t know what to do or what to say or how to act around those who suffer. Lift the anxiety burden on yourself and others with these communication tips to improve your relationships. It’s no surprise that...
Short and Sweet Summary: If you knew you only had months to live would you be able to write your own goodbye letter? My husband was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and penned this letter less than 30 days after receiving the devastating news. Would your goodbye letter look...
Short and Sweet Summary: Questionable communication and social skills are on display when you come across some of the astonishing things people say to grieving widows. Don’t you wish people said nothing at all rather than blurt out some of these zingers? Have you ever come across those folks who,...
Short and Sweet Summary: When you’re grieving, doing even mundane things takes extra effort. But what about the not-so-mundane things? The things you can’t necessarily check off on a to-do list? Because managing grief and loss requires stamina and internal fortitude, don’t sabotage your efforts by forgetting to do these...
Short and Sweet Summary: It’s easy to get sucked into never-ending battles with your teenager when you mistakenly try to reason with an unreasonable adolescent. Stop future arguments in their tracks with theses brilliant parenting hacks instead. Do you have teenagers who like to argue? I do. Grrr…. My oldest...
Short and Sweet Summary: Sometimes you just don’t feel very grateful for things that are happening in your life right now and that’s perfectly normal. You’d rather stick a hot needle in your eye than try to write out a much-lauded gratitude list. When you’re ready to stop feeling bad...
Short and Sweet Summary: Grief support groups won’t erase the crushing pain. But they will give you a place to validate your feelings and make your grief less isolating. Several grief support options for widows are available if you know where to look. Grief support was a monumental part of...