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Out Patient Therapy

Has anyone been through this kind of therapy when going through grief? If so, did it help you? I start next week and I'm a little unsure of…

Started by gcortez55

7 Apr 23, 2011
Reply by Beth (oakhoopscoach)

What did someone do for you that you found really helpful while you were grieving?

So I am collecting thoughts on what people have done for you that you found was really helpful.  For instance, my neighbor came by one day…

Started by BlackWidow3

26 Apr 22, 2011
Reply by Alive & Mortal

Noticing the little things that are no more...a constant reminder he is gone!

I am newly widowed and struggling with my grief. I hate when people tell me they understand. I want to scream actually. Unless you lost you…

Started by MissHIm11

18 Apr 22, 2011
Reply by julieann48

Do you feel comfortable in the house you and your spouse shared?

I haven't moved because I feel good in my neighborhood and I love that my kids and granddaughter come over and feel familiar. I think if I…

Started by Carol Scibelli

7 Apr 21, 2011
Reply by bethd127

VOLUNTEER

Advice, comfort for the newly widowed.

We've shared ideas about how to help folks, and what to do when you know your partner is going to die. But what would you tell someone who'…

Started by Soaring Spirits

25 Apr 19, 2011
Reply by SallyStarre

Any Funny comments that your spouse would laugh at?

We all have been surprised by what people say to us. What are some that have been funny?

Started by Carol Scibelli

16 Apr 19, 2011
Reply by perdi177

Is it just me, or is "How are you?" a dumb question to ask a widow?

  "Hi Michelle, how are you?" Is it just me, or is this a dumb question to ask aeight week old widow?Got it in an e-mail this morning and…

Started by MishyB

28 Apr 18, 2011
Reply by FuzzyBunnyFeet

How and when do should I tell my son that his daddy was cremated and tell him what the urn is?

My son is only 4, we did have a funeral but it was more of a memorial service since Ray was going to be cremated.  It has been on my mind w…

Started by KristyAnn

3 Apr 17, 2011
Reply by KristyAnn

What are you looking forward to out on the horizon?

It's important to be grounded in the present, but having things to look forward to, or goals we want to accomplish can also make us feel go…

Started by Jill

6 Apr 15, 2011
Reply by jeri

How has time helped you?

Today it is five years since Jimmy died.  Time has helped tremendously.  Even the awful anticipation of this day was not so bad.  Meeting m…

Started by Carol Scibelli

5 Apr 13, 2011
Reply by Momtofour

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