BEREAVED CHILDREN & THE HOLIDAYS

Dec 17

December 17th was my youngest daughter’s birthday. It’s another birthday to celebrate her, the accomplishments she has made in her life, the love she has given to all of us, and the gifts she has shared freely with the world. It’s also another birthday celebrated without her dad. In fact, it’s the 25th birthday she has […]

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IT’S OKAY TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONE

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  You do not have to forget your loved one.  In fact, it’s far healthier to allow yourself to remember them and the wonderful memories you made together. However, it may feel strange when the birthday of a deceased loved one rolls around for the first time. You may feel a desire to acknowledge them […]

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MOURNING AVOIDANCE DOESN’T END THE PAIN

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Postponing grief, or at least attempting to postpone grief, is not uncommon. It’s not healthy, in my opinion, but it’s not uncommon. In fact, in 2011 the StarTribune ran an online article about families postponing their loved one’s funeral or memorial service for several reasons. The justifications included: The family is busy (e.g. vacation planned) […]

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