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Sleeplessness While Grieving
Disruptions in sleep patterns are very normal for the first few weeks, and sometimes much longer, after the death of a loved one. There are several things to try before resorting to medications and this article out lines a few that could be helpful.
How Children React to Death by Age
Everyone reacts differently to death and none more so than children. Much of their behavior is dictated by how the adults in their lives react, but the age of a child will have a significant role to play although not every child in each age group will react in the same way.
Children and Pet Loss
The loss of a pet is often the first experience a child will have with death. How you react and guide him or her can stay with them for a very long time. Take the time to listen and remember their friend and the process of grief will be much smoother.
How to Prepare for the Death of a Loved One
Death may be inevitable but how do we prepare ourselves and the dying for it? This is a time to say those words we have been putting off, make up for past transgressions and tell them we love them
Why are we afraid of Dying?
Death is inevitable and a part of life. Why then are we all so afraid of dying? Perhaps it is the unknown, or worry about what and who we leave behind. What can we do to help overcome this fear?
Making Goals After Losing Your Partner
Often the loss of a spouse or life partner can leave you lost and unsure of what to do next. Setting goals, writing them down and planning how to make it work is one way that can help you move towards learning to live again.
Activities to Help Deal with Grief
There are many ways to deal with grief. Often using the arts - writing, music and art itself - can be a way to help bring the emotions to the surface and allow them to be dealt with.
What to Say to the Dying
Death is a part of life but as a society we shy away from it which means when faced with someone dying we don't know what to say or do. Be guided by the person who is dying and you will help you both to come to terms with the inevitable
The Death of a Pet
The death of a pet can,in many instances, be just as difficult as any other death. Although not everyone can understand such love, a pet is often a very important part of the family and as such we grieve in just the same way as we do for family and friends.
When a Parent Dies
Losing a parent is never easy, even if you think you are prepared. Even brothers and sisters will grieve in different ways and it can bring a family closer together or do the exact opposite. Take the time to acknowledge your grief and treasure the memories
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