Grief & Recovery


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 Stay Close to Your Grieving Spouse

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

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 […]


20 Comforting Gift Ideas for Someone Who is Dying

Comfort and warmth are the best gifts you can give someone who is dying of cancer or a life-threatening disease. Literal comfort and warmth, because death is a cold process. These gift ideas are both comforting and inspiring. I included a range of practical items that make life easier at the end, and heartfelt messages […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

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How to Deal With Debt After Your Husband’s Death

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 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 […]

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