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Grandparents Cry Twice


Recently, I read an article in the AARP December 2013/January 2014 magazine titled, “The Forgotten Mourners.”  The article included comments from the grandparents of children who died in the Newtown school shooting. One set of grandparents said, “We have been trying to cope with our own grief, but what hurts the most is seeing our […]

What Do You Say at the Funeral of a Person that Committed Suicide?


There are no words!  There are no words which will fix the situation or take away your friends devastating grief.  The most important thing you can do is to  be there.  Go to the visitation and the funeral.  Your presence is the most important gift you can give your friend.  Too often in difficult situations like […]

Children Grieve Too!


It’s okay to cry. It’s okay not to cry. Just like adults, each child is unique and copes with grief in her or his own unique way. Children may go through some of the same stages of grief as adults – shock, denial, depression, anger, fear, bargaining and acceptance. Also, physical symptoms such as tantrums, […]