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Melissa's Discussions (62)

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"Yikes Dee, I'm sorry to hear about your friend's response. I'm on the blunter end of…"

Melissa replied Sep 13 to What to say, when well meaning friends tell you to "get over it"?

18 Sep 13
Reply by Melissa

"I find myself hugging and cuddling with my friends more. (Or, you know, I did until…"

Melissa replied Aug 27 to The physical comfort

13 Aug 30
Reply by Frank

"Today is my first deathiversary. I'm hoping to be distracted by work for most of the…"

Melissa replied Apr 2 to Death Anniversary

23 Apr 21
Reply by Helen

"Tanne, It sounds to me like you could benefit from a loose structure and some sort…"

Melissa replied Mar 28 to Getting your day structured

10 Mar 31
Reply by pricytapestry

"Dennis, this isn't quite the same, but I am poly. My two living partners have been a…"

Melissa replied Feb 16 to I need stories of hope that show we can successfully find love again after loss- Please post how you found love again and how you are still doing as a new couple

12 Jul 13
Reply by Callie2

"Soreeyes, I know it can be hard to break through all the ideas about what we are sup…"

Melissa replied Feb 16 to Emotions - How do you keep your emotions under control?

21 Apr 14
Reply by kln82

"It may help to remember that grief is not something you can get control of, because…"

Melissa replied Feb 16 to Emotions - How do you keep your emotions under control?

21 Apr 14
Reply by kln82

"I've run into a theory that talks about us having different parts of the soul/spirit…"

Melissa replied Jan 26 to Rebirth and connection

17 Jan 28
Reply by Maggiepie

"Dee, Wedding rings symbolize quite a lot- but at the core, they mean "I am married.…"

Melissa replied Jan 26 to Wedding Rings -- why wear them?

37 Jul 23
Reply by Marian

"Oh yes, entirely normal. There's a grief theory that would probably make sense to a…"

Melissa replied Jan 15 to Talking to hubby in my head or aloud

63 May 19
Reply by Maggiepie


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