Category Archives: Grieving

Children and Grieving: Bindi Irwin talks about missing her famous father

As a father, and especially as one who has raised children whose biological father died when they were young, I was deeply moved the People Magazine’s interview with Bindi Irwin, daughter of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin who died eight years ago during a freak encounter with a sting ray.  It’s the cover story of the

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Grieving for my Mother: two life lessons learned

It’s been nearly five months since my mother passed at 88, just two months shy of her 89th birthday. I’ve written about grieving for my mother extensively in this section of AfterTalk, and you are welcome to read my earlier posts written shortly after her death. You don’t have to; here’s the ‘previously…”: it was not

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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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