Support Systems

29

Mar'18

Thanks For The Offer, But I Don’t Know What I Need!

We’ve all heard it before, from the well-meaning, tilted-head friends at the funeral and in the weeks to follow: “Let …

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22

Feb'18

What is ‘Found Family’?

This morning we held a workshop on coping with loss. I know, it’s a very broad topic, but we planned …

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17

Jan'18

Grief Support Gone Wrong: When You’re Beyond Second Chances

Nothing puts a person’s support system to the test quite like a crisis. When the clouds of hardship dull the …

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14

Nov'17

Hey Old Friend: reconnecting with people who matter

For a while now I have been thinking about the way people come in and out of our lives.  This …

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15

Aug'17

Grief or Greed? When Families Fight Over Material Possessions

The death of a loved one can have a major impact on family unity. Each individual family member must reconcile …

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11

Jul'17

Losing Relationships: I hate it

Last night as I was falling asleep I had a memory of being in my grandmother’s living room. ‘Memory’ may actually …

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02

May'17

What they meant to say: Looking beyond hurtful comments in grief

I want to be upfront with you. This post is about giving the benefit of the doubt to people who …

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15

Jun'16

An Open Letter From A Grieving Friend

Dear close friend who disappeared after someone I love died, Hey there.  It’s been a while since we talked, a …

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26

Apr'16

Being there for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs. Comfort

First and foremost, please allow me to explain what’s happening with this post. For those of you who don’t know, …

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11

Mar'16

Hurting the Ones we Love in Grief

Confession time.  Sometimes, I’m kind of a jerk.  Actually, I’ve been an especially large mess during some of the years …

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29

Feb'16

Balancing Selflessness and Self-Care in Grief

Are you the family member everyone looks to when times get tough?  Are you who your friends call when they need a …

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02

Dec'15

Spotting Emotional Manipulation in your Support System

Today we want to talk about people who are maybe not so good for you in your grief or, oh …

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