Category Archives: Grieving

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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Inspirational Quote of the Week for September 4, 2014

Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It’s like an amputation. I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done… life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American aviator and author  

A Daughter on Grieving: Losing a Father and Dating

My sister just finished her freshman year of high school. Like plenty of teenage girls, she has taken an interest in her male peers. To my great concern, an exorbitant number of boys have taken an interest in her too. It’s scary watching your little sibling come of age. It’s scarier watching people close to

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Inspirational Quote of the Week, August 14, 2014: Widows and Grieving

  INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize she slept a good night’s sleep, and will be able to eat breakfast, and doesn’t hear her husband’s ghost all the time, but only some of the time. Her grief is replaced with a useful

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Inspirational Grief Quote of the Week from AfterTalk August 7, 2014

  INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK Gifts of grace come to all of us. But we must be ready to see and willing to rece ive these gifts. It will require a kind of sacrifice, the sacrifice of believing that, however painful our losses, life can still be good – good in a different way than

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