Tag Archives: children and grief when a parent dies

Inspirational Quote 11.5.15 a Mother’s Death

Succession One morning state police escort us to your grave the next my flight is canceled. Maintenance issues breaking out all over. You would speak of a “grand theory,” something tying all this together, but you had none yourself, none that reached me then or now as I drive your car slowly into the tranquil

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A Son Reflects on Father’s Cancer Death

[Editor: a 27 year-old first year medical student was given the assignment of writing a personal reflection on an encounter he or a family member had with the healthcare system and what he might have learned from it. I thought it would be helpful to those who have lost someone to terminal cancer and wonder

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A Daughter Grieving for a Father

In the beginning of 2014, I started writing for AfterTalk about grieving for a father. I did it to appease a family friend. Back then, I think we had three people who wrote the blog posts on the site, and the other two were actively running it. Some of you didn’t know me then, and

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Inspirational Quote 7.16.15: Processing Grief

“Then one morning she’d begun to feel her sorrow easing, like something jagged that had cut into her so long it had finally dulled its edges, worn itself down. That same day Rachel couldn’t remember which side her father had parted his hair on, and she’d realized again what she’d learned at five when her

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Inspirational Quote 5.28.15 Dalai Lama on Grieving and Loss

  An audience member, clearly in pain, asked the Dalai Lama, “Do you have any suggestions about how to handle a great personal grieving and loss, such as the loss of a child?” With a gentle tone of compassion, he answered, “To some degree that depends on people’s personal belief. If people believe in rebirth,

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