Grief

The Magic Is in You

April 10, 2018

Sometimes, we play a little trick on ourselves. We may get so close to someone, we think, I don’t have to let go. Or we may become so successful at…

To People Further Down the Grief Road

January 02, 2018

Is someone you care about grieving?  Do you wonder what to do to help?  You can post questions at The Grief Club site at http://www.MelodyBeattie.net in the forum attached to appropriate groups…

How to Support Someone in Grief

December 19, 2017

Here are some steps you can take on your journey to learning to comfort and support others and yourself: Make it a written goal to acquire the skills of nurturing…

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…