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6 Guidelines for Living with Grief for Missing Persons

Learn how these guidelines can help you. We interview leading expert in grief for missing persons, Dr Pauline Boss, about her unique ways to deal with this type of ambiguous loss.

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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 – What We Are Feeling Is Grief

Why Covid 19 is evoking feelings of grief in so many of us, and what we can do to mitigate these difficult emotions.

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My sister lost both her children 28 years old & 30 years old less than 90 days apart.

I am grieving not only for myself but for my sister & my brother-in-law and their unbearable grief. They lost their 28 year old son to an overdose in February.

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What I Learned From Losing My Father at a Young Age

Grief researcher Anna Baglione PhD shares how loss of her father guided her life choices. She helps us understand what a child goes through when they lose a parent.

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Parent

Although it will happen to us all, the loss of a parent is always a major shock in our lives and a time of grief and sadness.

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Helping Children Cope with Grief - What to Say and Do

Learn how to talk to children about death and how to help them cope with grief when they lose friends, family, or parents

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I’m scared that my memories will fade away

My Dad died of Covid just over a month ago, and I’m already having trouble remembering what happened when we were last together. My parents both live

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Best Ways to Gift Memorial Trees for Loved Ones

Whether you are sending memorial trees for loved ones to plant or buying a tree yourself we bring you the best choices.

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When you fall in love with your dead partner’s relative or friend. . .

Falling in love with a brother or sister in law when grieving your husband or wife can be a common occurance. It’s also common for grieving spouse to fall in love with their lost partner’s best friend.

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7 Tips on Going Back to Work After a Bereavement

Going back to work while grieving can be weird and full of pitfalls and challenges. We help you through this tough time after losing a loved one.

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Without Jenny by Mark Gunther – A Review

Mark Gunther’s novel, ‘Without Jenny’ deals with the unimaginable, heart-wrenching grief of losing a child to an accident. Lesley Postle reviews this sensitive novel about grief.

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Why Friends and Family Are So Bad at Helping You with Grief

How to find help with grief without falling out with your friends and family. Tips on finding grief support and understanding.

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10 Reasons Why the Second Year of Grief Can Be the Worst

We often hear that the second year of grief is the worst, but is that just another grief myth, or is there some truth in it? Elizabeth Postle, author of this site shares her thoughts.

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Lost My Daughter to Cancer During Covid 19

Lost my 27 year old daughter to cancer and feel torn. Yes she felt unwell for the past 2 weeks but treatment was stopped 2 months ago because of Covid...this

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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.  
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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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