Grief and Sympathy Blog

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Loss of my only son

My 11 yr old son and I were in a car accident a month ago. He unfortunately did not make it out alive in the hospital. I blame myself for what happened

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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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Can bereavement cause depression?

Yes, it can. We explain the difference between grief and depression and when to get help.

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What Happens at Grief Counseling Sessions?

Learn exactly what to expect at a grief counseling session from experienced psychotherapist Shirley Porter. RP, RSW, CCC.

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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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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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Coping with Veterans’ Grief

What is veterans’ grief and what are the best strategies for coping with it? We asked two expert therapists to explore grief and PTSD in returned servicemen/women and give their advice.

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Men and Grief - Why Do Men Grieve Differently?

Tips for men on grieving and help for women to understand men and grief and how they feel.

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Male Depression and Suicide, How to Cope

Learn how to cope with male depression and suicide from an expert from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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The Path to Ferndale by Susan Humphrey

This beautifully written and wise book details the author's younger son's passionate, though ultimately fruitless, struggle with bone cancer, and her profound

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bereavement and Grief

Your questions about bereavement answered. Can grief cause weight gain, memory loss, PTSD, OCD, and many, many more.

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What Is the Difference Between Grief and PTSD?

We interview an expert in grief and PTSD to explore the differences and share some advice about what can be done to help those experiencing grief, trauma or both.

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Parental vs Sibling Grief –What to Do When Grief Becomes a Competition

Our interview with sibling grief expert Silvi Saxena, MBA, explores the issues between parents and siblings when a child in a family is lost.

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The Grief of Losing a Sibing as an Adult

Learn from a survivor of sibling loss about parent vs sibling grief, survivor’s guilt and how to keep them alive in your hearts and minds into the future.

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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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Have You Considered Online Grief Counseling? 

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

The following information about online counseling is sponsored by 'Betterhelp' but all the opinions are our own. 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.  

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.
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  • Or read more about how online counseling works here.  
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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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