Posts Tagged ‘family death’

How Families Change After Loss

Loss can and often does change everything in our lives, including our relationship with our family. Some of the changes are for the better, some are simply different but neutral and others are undeniably negative. In the years following a loss, family dynamics will continue to evolve—sometimes becoming more like they were before the loss,…

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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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Grieving the Loss of a Companion Animal

When we open our homes and our hearts to a companion animal, we agree to share our lives and our future with these sweet little souls. Animals can quickly captivate our hearts and become an irreplaceable part of our family and our everyday routines are greatly enhanced by their presence and friendship. Losing a pet…

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How to Navigate Life After Losing a Parent

No matter what age you are, losing a parent will have a profound impact on your life. Parents serve as our lifelines. They represent support, love, encouragement, nurturing, guidance, and the list goes on. So when you lose a parent, you feel like you’re losing everything you’ve grown accustomed to knowing in this world. It…

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How to Help Children Cope After the Loss of a Parent

When a child loses a parent, their whole world is shaken. Before they experience that kind of loss, they most likely feel safe in the world knowing that they’re loved, protected and cared for. A parent can represent that pillar of strength for them. So when they lose a parent, children can start to feel…

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