Monthly Archives: January 2014

Children and Grief: Understanding Young Children Who Have Lost Parent

I raised two children who lost their birth father when they were four and a half years old and ten months old. They are now in their twenties and doing well in life, so I speak with some experience. This layered on my own life experiences and those of the many people I have spoken

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An Unlikely Couple: Grieving and Dating: A Strategy for the Widow and Widower

Before we get into where to find prospective companions and strategies for dating, let’s pause for a minute and discuss the use of AfterTalk’s Private Conversations during this time in your life. Dating after the death of a loved one is a reaffirmation of how much they really meant to you. It says that you

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An Unlikely Couple: Grieving and Dating: How to Get Started

Aftertalk.com is committed to helping people deal with their grief by encouraging them to write to their deceased loved ones as a form of self-therapy. That said, we do want everyone who uses Aftertalk.com to be able to move on with their life. This series of articles is for those who have lost a spouse

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How to Find Support Groups for Grieving

Support groups for grieving tend to divide in several ways. The first is denominational versus non-denominational. The second, and more important distinction, is by the object of your grief, e.g., a child, parent, spouse, veteran, etc. I could not find a single site that would give you a list of support groups in your community;

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Dealing with Grief? How to Find Professional Help: Psychologists and other Grief Therapists

If you have recently lost a love one and are coping with grief, there are many sites that help you find psychologists. I suggest you start with the American Psychological Association locator at:  locator.apa.org.  If you want to look at a broader range of providers including social workers and therapists, you might also check out

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