Grief

Please Don’t Say That

December 05, 2017

In FaceBook (an internet social site), I put a call out to people who had gone through grief. I asked them what helped most and what helped least when it…

When a Pet Needs to Leave

November 07, 2017

The master list of losses counts 400 potential losses that can push us into grief. I don’t have room for stories about all of them. But the site lacked a…

Losing a Child

October 24, 2017

Introduction by Melody Beattie I’ve known Corinne Edwards for many years from my work as a writer and her work as a television host, a writer, and now a coach…

Facing Potentially Terminal Illness

October 10, 2017

By T. Johnson “Stop it!” I scream, as he grabs my shirt collar and slams me into my bedroom wall so hard I see stars. It’s the summer of 1984 and…

Dealing with Addicted Children

September 12, 2017

By Bruce K. I’m awakened out of a deep sleep. I hear yelling. I look at the clock. It’s four in the morning. What now, I think, getting dressed. As…

What Comes Around Comes Around

August 29, 2017

By Marie S. The date was November 4, 2001. I was sixteen years old going on sixty. My eyes had seen more physical, emotional, and sexual abuse than I wanted…

Living With an Ill Spouse

August 01, 2017

By Linda Howard What would it feel like if after 40 years of living with your husband, you woke up and realized the person laying next to you in bed…

Dealing With the Death of a Loved One

July 18, 2017

By Tabitha Montgomery I’ve had to live with more death than anyone should, but Life doesn’t care about should. These losses brought years of grief and growing pains. Later they…