It isn’t easy to talk to someone who has lost a parent, even when you’ve been through it yourself.
The loss of a parent means more than just a loss of their presence in your everyday life. One day I realized what I really lost when my mom died.
Radical acceptance is an important first step in any problem a person is trying to overcome.
This Sunday is the anniversary of my mom’s death. Although I’ve pretty much healed over the past 6 years, I…
These are the way to go when you are dealing with any kind of anxiety or sadness and you don’t…
It has been a little over six months since my mom suddenly passed away after 7 years of being sick…
Crying is sometimes seen as a sign of weakness – it’s not. After losing a parent, crying can help release pain and lead to healing.
How should one expect to feel around the holiday time? Is it appropriate to use rituals that you used to do with the deceased?
When you have an especially bad day, sometimes all you want to do is scream. But, if you scream at people, you could strain your relationship with them; they may feel more distant towards you, despite their efforts to sympathize with you. You could also run the risk of being sent to a psychologist. I personally was sent to a psychologist, but I didn’t enjoy it. I learned that the best place to scream is into your pillow, not at others. Not only does the pillow not get upset, but other people in the house won’t hear!
My father died in the line of duty, and I can’t help but feel that what he did was both heroic and preventable. I don’t know why he enlisted when he could have been safe at home. It makes me angry; how can I help justify his decision and not be angry with him?