Grief and Sympathy Blog

Welcome to What's New on Grief and Here you will find the newest pages to be added to our site.

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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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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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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Falling in love with your brother in law

Has anyone ever fallen in love with their brother in law after their sister passed away? My sister and I were very close and when she passed away my

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Grief and Guilt - How to Stop Blaming Yourself

Guilt is surprisingly common when grieving. Find out why and how to move on from Elizabeth Postle, healthcare expert for 45 years and author of the GriefandSympathy website.

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Can bereavement cause PTSD?

Yes, bereavement can cause ptsd - post traumatic stress disorder. Learn about the symptoms and treatments here.

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Can bereavement cause mental illness?

Yes, bereavement can cause mental illness. Find out how, which illnesses and when to find help.

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Can Bereavement Cause Weight Gain?

Yes, bereavement can cause weight gain. We explore the reasons why and give advice on how you can avoid it.

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Christmas Memorial Poems for Comfort and Solace

We hope our Christmas memorial poems will bring comfort to those who are grieving at this difficult time of year. Read for solace if you have lost a loved one, or send to a friend or family as a thoughtful Christmas message to show you care.

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Huge Collection of Poems for Funerals

Poems for a Mum, Dad, Child or any relative, plus funeral poetry for a soldier and many more options. We have carefully chosen all the most beautiful poems for your special send-off.

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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.  
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  • Contact your counselor whenever you like by chat, messaging, video or phone. 
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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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