Category Archives: Grief and Writing

A Widow Discusses the Loss of a Loved One: part 2

[Editor: This is Part 2 of a widow’s “Thoughts Surrounding the Loss of a Loved One. Part 1 was published on October 1, 2014, and is available at this link:  CLICK HERE I had been in a complete fog after my beloved husband passed away, and then it came to me: there is God, and God

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Inspirational Quote of the Week September 11, 2014

  There is a heavy debt of guilt whenever I realize that our new life wouldn’t exist had Arron not died. Through the pain of our grief, we discovered strength we didn’t know we possessed, learned to appreciate the gifts of life and have empathy for others who were themselves in pain. We were awakened

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Joan Rivers: an Aftertalk Letter and Personal Rememberance

Dear Joan Rivers, You were the only one of the countless celebrities that he cared for who reached out to me and my children after my husband Allen Epstein, committed suicide. Your affection for him was clear as his had been for both you and Melissa, but you were determined that day to make sure,

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A Grieving Daughter’s Father’s Day Tribute

NOTE: This is the second of two posts by Caitlin about Father’s Day Dear Dad, As more distance comes between the present and the time of your death, I get worried. For me, time will always bend so that you were here just yesterday. However, as I get older, I surround myself with more and

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An AfterTalk Father’s Day Letter from a Grieving Daughter

NOTE: This is the first of a two-part posting by Caitlin-LL.  Dear Dad, Happy belated Father’s Day. It’s been hard to write to you, and it equally hard to write about you in recent times. When I started writing for AfterTalk, I had a good luck streak. I wrote five posts that helped me process

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