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Helping Suicidal People Online

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne in Nevada Dec 17, 2011. 2 Replies

I have often engaged in conversations with suicidal widows. I am very clear with them that I am a peer not a trained counselor. I have seldom felt like wanting to take my life, I have been willing to…Continue

My Husband's Other Wife - She died, so I could find the man I love.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scottish Helen Jul 22, 2011. 11 Replies Article in Slate... In 2009, Emily Yoffe, Slate's "Dear Prudence" shared the story of her husband's…Continue

Panic Attacks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Branbran36 Nov 28, 2016. 5 Replies

I get asked about tools for panic attacks about 2x a month, so I thought I would post this, as a peer and colleague and not a therapist. Please comment and add your knowledge to the discussion.…Continue

Widowed by Pancreatic Cancer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Nov 2, 2016. 58 Replies

My beloved went from diagnosis to crossing over in 22 days. Pancreatic cancer runs in his family. I worry about the 3 kids. Anyone else dealing with this as a nemesis? Anyone involved with activism…Continue


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Facebook Changes - Timeline will roll out Oct 5...

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:36pm 2 Comments

Please see my blog post:

Facebook changes and grieving people - a first blush reaction to Facebook's Timeline:…

Those With Partners, Pause.

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 6:55am 0 Comments

"Here's an exercise to understanding the loss of a life partner. If you have a partner... review this week of your life. How much the two of you:

- interacted with one another

- spoke to each other…



Posted on April 12, 2011 at 6:55am 0 Comments

“Fᴏʀ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪs ɪᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴅɪᴇ ʙᴜᴛ ᴛᴏ sᴛᴀɴᴅ ɴᴀᴋᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡɪɴᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇʟᴛ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ sᴜɴ?

Aɴᴅ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪs ɪᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴇᴀsᴇ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴛᴏ ғʀᴇᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜ ғʀᴏᴍ ɪᴛs ʀᴇsᴛʟᴇss ᴛɪᴅᴇs,

ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪᴛ ᴍᴀʏ ʀɪsᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxᴘᴀɴᴅ ᴀɴᴅ sᴇᴇᴋ Gᴏᴅ ᴜɴᴇɴᴄᴜᴍʙᴇʀᴇᴅ?"

- Kᴀʜʟɪʟ Gɪʙʀᴀɴ

Ugly The Cat

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

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Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and, shall we say, love.


The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly. To start with, he had only one eye and where the other should have been was a hole. He was also missing his ear on the same side, his left foot…


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At 1:46am on February 22, 2012, hijimhere said…

This is so nice and also profound I have posted it on the WAY site.

At 5:14am on February 13, 2012, honeylee said…

Thank you for the beautiful words of understanding. It was really nice to read that on such a hard day.

At 5:34pm on February 12, 2012, Justme said…

Thank you so much for your comforting words.

At 5:45pm on October 30, 2011,
Soaring Spirits
Happy Birthday, you beautiful, brilliant lady! LOVE YA!!!!! XOXOXOXOX
At 9:03pm on October 29, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…
At 1:56pm on October 18, 2011, greg'swife said…
Thank you for your beautiful  words.! So appreciated. =-)
At 6:13pm on October 9, 2011, AlwaysMrsLeBus said…
Thank u for the kind words... They are very appreciated.
At 7:24am on October 6, 2011, Vix said…
Thank you for your comment.  I really appreciate it!
At 5:04am on October 5, 2011, lauchavezmx said…
It feels good to have people who really understand what you are going through... I miss him so bad but the good thing is that is true, it gets better with time. Frank I love you so much!!!
At 8:09pm on October 4, 2011, Debbieg217 said…
Thank you...

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