Recovering From Loss

Your pain is as real as theirs is emotionally

Hello, I’d like to speak to you today about a sensitive subject we all have experienced at some time in our life. We’ve had parents, friend’s, brothers, sisters and spouses that have passed away. Each loss is different in its own way. I speak of one specific area that leaves us both grieving in anticipation of a loved one that is beyond help with some form of dementia or life ending disease such as cancer. I can speak for myself that I spent nearly one year that we knew my…

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Recovering From Loss

Your pain is as real as theirs is emotionally

Hello, I’d like to speak to you today about a sensitive subject we all have experienced at some time in our life. We’ve had parents, friend’s, brothers, sisters and spouses that have passed away. Each loss is different in its own way. I speak of one specific area that leaves us both grieving in anticipation of a loved one that is beyond help with some form of dementia or life ending disease such as cancer. I can speak for myself that I spent nearly one year that we knew my…

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Recovering From Loss

Top 10 (subtle) Red Flags by Nola LeForte

Have you ever looked back at an ex and asked yourself “How could I have not seen that coming?!” You can’t always get a good sense of someone until you really get to know them (and then you might be attached), so here are some less than obvious things that you can spot earlier on. Here are my top 10 red flags that may have just flown under the radar: 1. They’re just perfect:  No way, nobody is. If someone is too good to be true, it’s not true. Manipulators (and…

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Recovering From Loss

Live Every Day Like You Mean It

Getting out of the house is a good way to start. The best thing you can do for yourself is to be good to yourself. Go see a movie if you don’t want to interact with others right away, its OK! Go places that you went too together it may be hard but in time it will get easier and the sadness will turn into a fondness for good memories. How much time? Well, that all depends on how long it’s been and how soon you start. You may be…

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Recovering From Loss

Making New Friends & Keeping The Old Ones

For whatever reason, some of your friends that are married and enjoyed getting together as couples will drift away. It is not because they don’t like you they do It’s just a different dynamic now, stay in touch regularly with them, have a lunch or dinner with them they want to stay in touch and care how you’re doing. So how do you find more friends that are like minded and you have things in common with? I was very fortunate to have found a group within the Meetup community.…

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Recovering From Loss

Everyone is gone and your on your own

This is as hard for me to write as it is for you to read but maybe I can clear up a few things to help guide you in your journey. I can remember thinking to myself and say “Now I have to send out the thank you…reply’s, read the condolences and finalize all of the unpleasant details”. You may find it hard to function at all, I know I did. If your lucky your children or close family relatives will help you and you need to let them its…

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Recovering From Loss

Yes I’m going there and I’ve been there.

Yes, I’m going there and I’ve been there. Now your alone and wondering What the hell happened, What do I do now? It sounds cold and I’m sorry but facts are facts. Find a local grief share group a lot of churches provide this to anyone or talk with friends, clergy or rabbi and tell them what you feel. The sooner the better. I found a grief share group and went two weeks after my wife passed away. Only you will know when and who to talk to but do it…

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