Grief and Sympathy Blog

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Treasure your Loved One with Beautiful Memorial Jewelry

Memorial jewelry keeps your loved one close to your heart for ever. And it makes a touching gift for a bereaved friend.

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What to Do When You Can’t Hold a Funeral

Some solutions and alternative rituals to help you when you are not able to hold a funeral for your loved one from GriefandSympathy.

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Grief Counseling Online - Your Questions Answered

Is grief counseling online effective? How do I know if I need it? What do grief counselors talk about? How do I get started?

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Coronavirus – How to Combat the Fear and Anticipatory Grief

Fear and grief are natural responses to the coronavirus. How do we come to terms with them and reduce our stress during lockdown and beyond.

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Grief Triggers – Should We Avoid or Embrace Them?

What are the different types of grief triggers? Lesley Postle shares her thoughts and experiences and how to manage them.

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7 Warning Signs You Have Alzheimer Spouse Grief

Alzheimer Spouse Grief starts when the loved one is still alive - how to cope and look after yourself as well as your loved one. . .

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Do I Need Bereavement Counseling? - Your Questions Answered

Wondering whether you need bereavement counseling? Find out here and where to get help.

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After Losing Mom to Opiod Addiction – How Planning a Memorial Helped

A young woman’s story of losing her Mom to opiod addiction and how planning her memorial helped her to manage her grief.

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Grief for Loss of Home during Bushfires and Other Natural Disasters

Losing your home is a major source of grief when it happens suddenly during a bushfire or other natural disaster. Written during the 2019 Australian bushfire.

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An A-Z of Tips for Grief Recovery

Work your way through our A-Z of tips for recovering from grief and you will be well on your way to finding peace and a quality of life for yourself again. Grief expert Elizabeth Postle shares her 45 years of experience to help you on your grief journey.

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Grieving Mindfully - the Joanne Cacciatore Way

We share how new mindful ways of grieving can help you. Grieving mindfully has been proven to be highly effective even after years of traumatic grief.

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10 Best Gourmet Sympathy Gift Baskets

We bring you the best gourmet sympathy gift baskets available to send to a loved one who is grieving.

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5 Best Sympathy Fruit Baskets

A beautiful tribute for a bereaved family to share, these sympathy fruit baskets are the best we could find. Every purchase allows us to support the grieving.

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5 Best Sympathy Baskets for Men

Support the grieving by choosing from our 5 best sympathy baskets for men, at no extra cost to you. We have chosen the best on the market to comfort your loved one.

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Anger over betrayal of husband's friend, when I needed him most. . . .

My husband of 37 years was to be discharged on Wednesday and passed Sunday night at the hospital. A friend of his and his wife kept trying to impose themselves

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Have You Considered Online Grief Counseling? 

Get Private and Confidential Help in the Privacy of Your Own Home

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.

  • Simply fill out the online questionnaire and you will be assigned the expert grief counselor most suitable for you.  It only takes a few minutes and you don't even have to use your name.  
  • Pay an affordable FLAT FEE FOR UNLIMITED SESSIONS.  
  • Contact your counselor whenever you like by chat, messaging, video or phone. 
  • You can change counselor at any time if you wish.
  • Click here to find out more and get started immediately. 
  • Or read more about how online counseling works here.  
  • To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with Betterhelp, but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  
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Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

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Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

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Create an Online Memorial Website

Honour your loved one with their own memorial website.  Share photos, videos, memories and more with your family and friends in a permanent online website.  Free for basic plan with no ads. 

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HAve a Diamond Made to Honour Your Loved One

An authentic diamond can be made with your loved ones ashes or a lock of hair, in a beautiful range of colours to suit your style. 

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