When Will I Get Better After a Loss?

We like to fix things, including ourselves. If you’ve recently experienced a loss, you might be wondering when you’ll feel “normal” again. There is a short and long answer to this question: Research does show that most people start to see ‘acute grief’ symptoms decrease around the six-month mark after their loved one’s death. The…

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What It’s Like to Be Your Child’s Caregiver

As a parent, you want to be there to take care of your children, but you may not have expected to be their full-time caregiver. When your child has a disability, is living with a chronic illness, or is dependent on you because of an accident, caring for your child takes on a whole new…

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Becoming a Caregiver for Your Spouse

You never want to see the person you love in pain. But when you commit your life to theirs, you promise to take care of them “in sickness and in health.” We might not expect our loved ones to fall ill, but it can happen anyway. Illnesses and accidents can happen and, if they do,…

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Navigating Caregiving During the Holidays

When the end of the year comes around, families usually begin to gather for the holidays. And no matter what you celebrate, the end of the year always brings about a sense of festiveness. As a caregiver, it’s important to find practical ways to navigate what can often be a busy season and time of…

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Being a Caregiver for Your Sibling

Life happens unexpectedly, and sometimes we’re presented with situations that are out of our control. When you become the primary caregiver for your sibling, everything changes, including your relationship. Caring for your sibling may be a situation that was thrust upon you or something that you’ve been managing for quite some time. And just like…

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What to Expect When Caring for a Parent

Nothing truly prepares you for caregiving. And when you become a caregiver for a parent, your life can feel far from normal. One of the last things you thought you might be doing was putting your life on hold to put your parent first. But when your parent is aging, losing their cognitive or physical…

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Navigating the Loss of a Spouse to Suicide

A spouse is someone with whom you build a life and share all of the intimate details about who you are. They know you fully and accept you as you are, so when you lose your spouse, it may feel like you’ve suddenly lost a core piece of who you are. The world you’ve created…

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Coping with the Loss of a Child to Suicide

When you become a parent, it becomes your lifetime responsibility to care for and protect your children. So when a child dies by suicide, it can send you into a tailspin. It can feel impossible even to comprehend what has happened. Because in most cases, children are supposed to outlive their parents — not the…

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How to Recover After Losing a Sibling to Suicide

Growing up with a sibling can be like growing up with a built-in best friend. You have someone by your side who you can experience life with. They’re someone who you can confide in, they understand you, and they know what it’s like to grow up in your family. So if you end up losing…

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How It Feels to Lose a Parent to Suicide

When most of us think of our parents, we assume they’ll be around for all of life’s important milestones — graduations, weddings, the birth of a child. Most of us aren’t prepared for the possibility that our parents may not be around to see everything. Losing a loved one, especially a parent, can be a…

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