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Articles on Coping with Death


Coping with Death
We all have to cope with death. As the saying goes: "No one gets out of this world alive!" We know it must inevitably happen yet we are often not educated or prepared for it when it does come... (Read more)

How Long Does It Take to Get Over a Death?
Well, what's your guess? Six weeks, six months, a year? Six years? Or all of the above? Mental health experts agree that it takes a minimum of one year... (Read more)

Preparing Yourself for the Death of a Parent
Many people fear the death of a much-loved parent and wonder how they will cope when the event arrives. After all, losing a mother or a father is a once in a lifetime occurrence since we are only given one parent... (Read more)

Death of the Very Elderly
Recently a relative of mine lost her mother. The deceased was exactly 100 years old. Certainly she had lived a full and happy life and was relatively healthy, even in her declining years... (Read more)

The Thoughtless Things People Say at Funerals (1)
Whether it is the death of a parent, a sibling, a spouse or a child, when the deceased is close to you, the pain is immense. Despite the obvious nature of this statement, many people fail to be able to adequately console the bereaved... (Read more)

The Thoughtless Things People Say at Funerals (2)
Continuing our theme on the thoughtless things people say at funerals (see link above), I have to mention here the case of Helen, who visited her friend whose mother had died... (Read more)

The Orphan Syndrome
A little known, but often experienced phenomenon, is the orphan syndrome. This common event is usually associated with a child who loses both of his or her parents at a young age.... (Read more)

Your First Christmas Without Your Loved One
This year, many people may be experiencing their first Christmas without a loved one. Whether it be a grandparent, a parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child, Christmas can be a bittersweet time for those who are mourning... (Read more)


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