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...
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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