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Mourning the Loss of a Sibling Rival

Mourning the Loss of a Sibling Rival By Gina Demillo Wagner “When my brother Alan died suddenly at age 43, I received the usual condolences, plus a few unusual ones. One friend texted, “So glad this weight has been lifted from your shoulders.” Another simply hugged me and said, “I hope you finally have some

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HOW TO HELP THOSE CONSIDERING SUICIDE

Editor’s Note:  most of our posts are for the grieving. Alarmed as we are by the latest pronouncements about a spike in suicide rates, and the propensity of the recently bereaved to contemplate suicide, we decided to publish this excellent article by Anna Kucirkova. You may not be thinking about suicide yourself, but perhaps others in your

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A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.9.18

A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth by Melissa Fay Greene He was a marvelous, graceful boy. We, his lucky family from the moment he arrived at age 10 from Ethiopia, weren’t the only ones to think so. A wide swath of local boyhood fell in love with him, too, migrating to our house,

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Suicide: The Turning Point: An Inspirational Quote 8.2.18

[Editor: About The Turning Point: this post was a response to an earlier post about death by suicide. We thought the poem would be a great addition to our weekly Inspirational Quotes.  Rosemarie Wilder asked the following: “…and please mention New Hope for Kids. This organization helps children in grief and grants wishes to children

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So Long Marianne

So Long Marianne Leonard Cohen penned a poignant final letter to his dying muse Marianne Ihlen, a longtime friend of hers revealed on Canadian radio. Ihlen, whom Cohen wrote about in So Long, Marianne and Bird on a Wire, died in Norway on 29 July 2016, aged 81. Cohen passed a almost three months later. Cohen met her

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