Grieving the Loss of a Child On Father’s Day

As we look to our annual celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, I know there are many dads out there, like me, who may experience a fresh wave of grief on this occasion, as a result of no longer having…

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Grieving the Death of an Adult Child

“If she were eight, everyone would understand my grief.  Why can’t they understand it now?  Even though she was forty-eight years old, she was still my daughter” Other parents who have experienced the death of an adult child often echo…

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My Dad’s Death Made Me Dread Father’s Day — But Here’s Why I’ll Still Celebrate It

I don’t like Father’s Day. Not because it is a holiday used by companies to make money — but because my dad is dead. In case you have not been on the internet, watched TV, listened to the radio, read…

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5 Things Not to Say to My Grieving Children on Father’s Day

After my husband died when my kids were 8 and 9, Father’s Day became a dreaded milestone—and a day that makes the people who love us uncomfortable. They don’t know what to say, but here’s what they shouldn’t. [READ MORE]

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There is always help … there is always hope.

When you have questions about addiction and recovery, information is power. A person with a co-occurring disorder has been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and another mental health disorder, such as depression or PTSD. Some people with mental illness…

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Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner

Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” this book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of…

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23 Humans On What They Wish The World Understood About Grief

Grief is one of the most feared emotions along the spectrum of being human. It is often ostracized instead of welcomed as an inevitable, human experience. One of the isolating and difficult things about grief can be feeling like other…

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Understanding Grief

Although many of us are able to speak frankly about death, we still have a lot to learn about dealing wisely with its aftermath: grief, the natural reaction to loss of a loved one. Relatively few of us know what…

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Coping with Grief on Valentine’s Day

You’ve seen the commercial—the one where the guy tells the dog to deliver a beautiful piece of jewelry to his wife for Valentine’s Day? For couples, this is a clever way of pushing jewelry on a holiday known for over-the-top romance and…

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