A Keeping It Real Post For those of you who've been reading from the beginning, thank you! You've had a virtual front-row seat to the highs and lows of this grief roller coaster. I've been on it long enough I'm spiraling back around, and boy things sure look different … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Grief Support Fatigue
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Holding Space For The Bereaved, Part 2 (Widow to Widow)
A Keeping It Real Post Last week I wrote about what it meant for friends and family to hold space for the newly bereaved. Thank you for all the comments, private messages, and emails regarding this topic and your personal experiences. Holding Space is clearly a grief … [Read more...] about Holding Space For The Bereaved, Part 2 (Widow to Widow)
When Love was Complicated, the Grief is Too
A Keeping It Real Post In the last 48 hours, the world's reaction to the news of Kobe Bryant's tragic death has gone from shock to sadness to anger. Many rape survivors are understandably angry at the collective outpouring of grief for this man, who seems to have gotten … [Read more...] about When Love was Complicated, the Grief is Too
How Did He Die? Part 2
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” Voltaire A What Not To Say Post Wowzers. Out of all the posts I've written, this one may have had the most feedback and debate. I only scratched one side of the surface of this bereavement iceberg. Please Ask How … [Read more...] about How Did He Die? Part 2
How Did He Die?
A What Not to Say Post Okay, folks, it's time to address this one. Again. I belong to a Facebook group, and recently someone posted wanting details on how two of our members died. Talk about an opportunity to remind people this is a big, fat, hairy what not to say to the … [Read more...] about How Did He Die?
When Your W Starts Dating (Widows and Dating Part 1)
A What Not To Say Post This topic has come up as a special request more than once over the last year. And I know I promised this a while back, and I've been dragging my feet long enough. So here is the first installment in a series of posts on Widows and dating, born out of … [Read more...] about When Your W Starts Dating (Widows and Dating Part 1)