Category Archives: Loss of a Spouse

The Turning Point: An Inspirational Quote 3.17.16

[Editor: About The Turning Point: this post was a response to an earlier post about death by suicide. We thought the poem would be a great addition to our weekly Inspirational Quotes.  Rosemarie Wilder asked the following: “…and please mention New Hope for Kids. This organization helps children in grief and grants wishes to children

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Suicide of a Loved One

[Editor: This was a comment on an Ask Dr. Neimeyer post answering a question from a mother, Nancy, whose son committed suicide. You can read the original question and answer at this link: My Son Committed… We thought Lisa’s comment was worthy of its own posting, so here it is.] Hi Nancy, I understand and completely empathize

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Inspirational Quote 4.9.15 It Would Have Been Enough

[Editor’s Note: I am not partial to reprints, but in the spirit of the Jewish holiday Passover which inspired this well-received poem by R. L Nona, I decided to do so. The title Dayenu is the chorus of a very popular Passover song of the same name.] Grief Poem 124 Dayenu   If we had

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Inspirational Quote 3.5.12 Keep Me in Your Heart

[EDITOR: Last week’s musical inspirational quote attracted a lot of praise, so here’s a particularly poignant one for two reasons. First, it is a message from the deceased to loved ones. Second, since most of us experiencing loss are well along in life and frequently contemplate our own mortality, Warren Zevon has much to say

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Inspirational Quote 2.19.15: If I die before you

Promissory Note by Galway Kinnell If I die before you which is all but certain then in the moment before you will see me become someone dead in a transformation as quick as a shooting star’s I will cross over into you and ask you to carry not only your own memories but mine too

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