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Self-Pity versus Self-Compassion
As a bereaved parent, I must remain diligent in paying attention to my feelings so as not to fall into the trap of self-pity while remembering to care for myself emotionally. We walk a thin line.
She Turned Ten Today
November the twentieth was our daughterís tenth birthday. But she wasnít here to celebrate it. We wanted to do something to remember her and honor her.
Someone Else's Loss
My pain is worse than anyone can imagine. How can I possibly feel compassion toward their loss? Learning to identify, not compare, the pain of losing a loved one.
Sometimes I Don't Know What to Write
Last week, I caved. I compromised my goals in order to keep my sanity. This week I can write about it.
For a long time you think that there is no one else on earth that could feel like you do and that there is no one who will ever understand. You begin to wonder if maybe youíre alone in this world and that there isnít a person or a place to which you can turn to find some small bit of solace.
Surviving Siblings Must Face Their Own Mortality
How do you help your young child face their own mortality?
Thank You Etiquette
What is the correct etiquette for thanking people for all of their kindnesses after your child dies? Do we have to thank everyone individually? Is there a time frame in which we should thank people? What do we say? And when?
Thanksgiving Without Your Child
How do can we possibly give thanks when our child has died?
The Ball and The Jar
I call it the ball and jar analogy. Often I find myself referring back to it when I need help with my grieving, which includes my levels of patience and tolerance. This is my interpretation.
The First Year
The one year anniversary of our daughterís death is only 2 weeks away. We are stunned by this fact. It canít possibly be that she has been gone this long and we feel worse today than we did when it happened.
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