Grief & Recovery


20 Sympathy Gifts for Someone Who Lost a Grandma

Here, you’ll find a variety of sympathy gifts to offer comfort and support after the loss of a grandmother. I also included sympathy messages and ideas for condolence cards and funeral or “celebration of life” books. The Willow Tree Forget Me Not is a lovely sympathy gift for a coworker or friend. The Willow Tree figurines are […]

Sympathy Gift Ideas for Someone Who Lost a Grandmother

How to Stay Close to Your Grieving Spouse

How to Stay Close to Your Grieving Spouse

No matter how long you’ve been married, you and your spouse will grieve differently after loss. Your husband may withdraw after a death of a family or friend, or withdraw from you emotionally and physically. These tips for staying close to your grieving spouse will help you stay close through the stages of grief. Grief […]


How to Help Your Boyfriend After He Loses His Mom or Dad

These practical and emotional tips will help you comfort and console your boyfriend after his mom or dad dies. The most important thing to remember is that your boyfriend’s grieving process isn’t the same as yours. Not only do you and your boyfriend grieve in different ways, you also experience different emotions after a parent’s […]

How to Help Your Boyfriend After He Loses His Mom or Dad

Comforting Gift Ideas for Someone Who is Dying

20 Comforting Gifts for Someone at the End of Life

Comfort and warmth are the best gifts you can give someone who is dying of cancer or a life-threatening disease. These gift ideas are both comforting and inspiring. I included a range of practical items that make life easier at the end, plus heartfelt messages of love and support. A Reversible Sherpa/RoyalMink Heated Throw Blanket might […]


How to Live Fully When You’re Scared to Die

Death is scary because it’s unknown, dark, and sad. You are normal and healthy if you’re scared to die! But if you let your fear of dying ruin the gift of life, you’ve already started to die. In this article I share a few ideas on how to get over your fear of dying. I […]

Are You Scared to Die? 6 Ways to Cope With Fear of Death

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How to Comfort and Console Your Grieving Boyfriend

These ideas for comforting your grieving boyfriend will help you understand what he’s going through, and show you how to console him through his grief. The more you learn about your boyfriend’s grieving process, the more comfort you can offer. In The Way Men Heal, Tom Golden describes how men grieve. He uses real-life examples, such […]


How to Deal With Money Problems After Your Husband’s Death

Learning how to get financial help and deal with money problems after your husband dies is the last thing you want to think about! But, it’s important to start taking small steps and start managing your financial debt. “Some women feel they’re not ‘smart enough’ to understand financial issues after a spouse dies,” says money expert […]

How to Deal With Debt After Your Husband’s Death

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How Do You Cope With the Death of a Pet You Love?

It’s a myth that “time heals all wounds.” Nothing will erase your grief, but these ideas will help you cope with the death of a beloved pet. Here, you’ll find comfort and hope in two unusual pet loss stories, plus help coping with your grief in healthy ways. Coping with your pet’s death is different […]