Monthly Archives: January 2020

Please Don’t Tell Me to Move On: AfterTalk Weekly 1.30.20

Photo courtesy Jessicapetersonart.com   Please Don’t Tell me To Move On by Anne Peterson I have a Master’s Degree in grief. Not a real one, but believe me, I should have an honorary one. And one thing I know for sure. Grieving stinks. All of a sudden you’re invited to a party you never wanted

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Dealing with Stuff After… AfterTalk Weekly 1.23.20

One Step at a Time: Dealing with Stuff After a Loved One Dies Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash When the funeral is past, the estate settled, and the mourners gone home to their families, there’s one daunting task that remains: dealing with your loved one’s things. Once a source of clutter and frustration, knick-knacks, unwashed laundry, and

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A Father’s Grief/An Infant’s Death: AfterTalk Weekly 1.16.20

Editor’s Note: New York comedian Michael Cruz Kayne decided to write on Twitter about his infant’s death, on the 10th anniversary of losing his son, who was just 34 days old. Twitter responded in full force with more than 140,000 people reacting, many sharing their gutting stories of loss and grief, and offering support for

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Happy Anniversary: AfterTalk Weekly 1.9.20

It is so amazing as I look around to see, everything glittering but yet I feel empty. Today was the day we said I do. .Who would have thought? Who would have knew. That you would leave me with a empty space in my heart, being when I first laid eyes on you. It was

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New Year’s Grieving Resolutions 1.2.20

  There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take

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