Posts Tagged ‘loss’

Why Should I Have a Will?

When famous singer Bob Marley passed away in 1981, he left behind no written will. It took over 30 years of battling it out in court before his wife and family were finally able to divide up his estate appropriately. There was a lot of confusion and litigation along the way, some even resulting in…

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Who Will Speak for You When You Can’t?

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), a reminder to us all, no matter what age, of the importance of advance care planning. While it never feels like a “good time” to talk about your wishes regarding end-of-life care, this day is designed to get the conversation rolling with your family and loved ones,…

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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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Is It Ever Okay or Possible to Move on?

If you’re dealing with a death of a loved one, the idea of “moving on” can feel insulting. It’s a phrase often associated with a break-up and implies emotional distance. But after a major loss, you will likely hear people talking about how you should move on. What does that mean, and is it even…

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Creating a New Narrative After Loss

It’s a cliche to say that life is about the stories we tell ourselves—but there is a lot of truth to that. How we understand the things that happen to us and around us is determined largely by the narratives we create and repeat to ourselves. How we understand the trajectory of our lives depends…

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Finding Strength and Resilience After Loss

After a major loss, it’s normal to find it hard to function for at least a short amount of time afterward. But even the most devastating loss can be an occasion for growth. For some people, the path towards resilience comes easily—usually people who both already had an optimistic mindset and who don’t see their…

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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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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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8 Streaming Movies to Watch While Grieving

As we navigate through life, we’re bound to experience various types of grief at certain points. Grieving can be both mentally and emotionally exhausting, especially if you feel like you’re going through it alone. Sometimes, seeing someone else go through a similar grief-related experience can help bring a level of comfort and safety. Whether the…

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