Category Archives: Grief and Writing

Would you participate in an online study about how writing letters to the deceased impacts grief…?

If you are 18 years or older and have experienced a loss no more than 2 years ago, you are invited to take part in a study conducted via The University of Memphis that explores the role writing plays in the process of adapting to bereavement. This study examines alternative forms of writing in order

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Writing A Letter to Your Deceased Loved One: AfterTalk Inspirational

The following essay is by our friend Elizabeth Coplan, subject matter expert and curator of the website and films,  Grief Dialogues We encourage our readers to visit Grief Dialogues and especially the Grief Stories page. For information about the Grief Dialogues film “8AM” click HERE.     Writing a letter to a deceased love one

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Jenna Bush letter to Ganny Barbara: AfterTalk Inspirational 4.26.18

  Dearest Ganny, When we lost you, we lost one of the greats. You were our family’s rock, the glue that held us together. I hope you know in your final days how many people prayed for you, how many people told me they loved you. It was like that my whole life – people

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A Daughter Grieving for a Father

In the beginning of 2014, I started writing for AfterTalk about grieving for a father. I did it to appease a family friend. Back then, I think we had three people who wrote the blog posts on the site, and the other two were actively running it. Some of you didn’t know me then, and

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A Private Memory of my Dad

Sharing Something That’s a Private Memory I was walking home from high school, and I bumped into one of my mother’s friends. She said there was a surprise waiting for me at home, and that I would be very happy. I walked into my apartment, and my dad was there – back from the hospital

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