grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

Juliaa &&kidds2 years ago
Addiction
Sometimes I wonder if it was suicide, a way out of misery. A life left alone, old and frail, a life where if no friends were available for fun then life wasn't worth anything. He seemed so confused ab...
Rachel H2 years ago
The Grief That Keeps on Giving
For those of you that haven't lost a parent, I envy you. I sincerely do. I don't care if you don't like them or if you don't get along with them or whatever, I am so very jealous of you. My dad died o...
Kiara Bowens2 years ago
Don't Miss Him Til He's Gone
It is real easy to take someone for granted while they are still around. Even though we may take our loved ones for granted, most of the time it isn't intentional. There are plenty of everyday things ...
The Sound of Shattering Glass
My problems all started on the day that I found him dead. My then-girlfriend and I came home from vacation. We were up with friends in northern Minnesota, drinking and smoking a weekend away. We arriv...
Cope
Losing somebody you love changes you. It changes the person you are at that time, and the person you’ll be in the future. It’s something that you must cope with, but that’s something a lot of people c...
Melissa Balthrop2 years ago
Special Days
I am two days away from marrying the man of my dreams and I could not be more excited. I am also having a difficult time because two years ago my dad passed away because of cancer. Throughout this who...
Shannon Hummell2 years ago
Life After Being a Caregiver
Have you ever stopped to wonder what happens to a caregiver when their charge departs this world? For professionals, it's easy; they just move on to the next. After all. there's no shortage of sick, e...
Emily McWilliams2 years ago
What to Say
When a young person loses a parent, it may be difficult to know what to say. From talking to Alison McWilliams, who lost her mother at age 19, we gathered some information to help guide you in the rig...
Shannon Hummell2 years ago
What My Mother Would Have Wanted?!
If you've ever seen the movie Raising Helen then you know there's a scene where when they go to buy a turtle and John Corbett's character is giving Kate Hudson's character a lecture on what her sister...
Shannon Hummell2 years ago
My Journey In Grief
The one thing I've realized in the last 26 days since my life was destroyed is just how many misconceptions surround you when you lose a loved one. Now for me, I didn't just lose someone I loved, I lo...
Rebecca Lynn2 years ago
Statistic in the System
I'm sitting here thinking where I could possibly begin this and, I'm realizing that you are 19 hours from here in a shared house with your soon-to-be in laws-probably sleeping with your girlfriend and...
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Ashlee Nicole2 years ago
Dear Dad
Dear Dad, The day is half way gone and I've spent most of it trying to ignore the obvious, but I won't let it go by without acknowledging you. I'd never do that. It's been 26 years to the day that you...
Crysta Miracle2 years ago
Revelation
It came to me in a dream, like a labyrinth of unmistakable waves. Hours prior I had received the worst news a young child of thirteen years of age could adhere. Something so unfathomable, and somethin...
Nina Mataz2 years ago
The Element of Grief
"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing." —Benjamin Franklin I am not sure that I believe in grief as a pr...
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Michelle Hess2 years ago
Recovering Mom
As a recovering mother, I would love to tell my story. It all started about 11 years ago. My life was a happy place. I was doing well in High School and plans were being made to go to college. As I en...
Kayla Simas2 years ago
When Grief Takes Over...
It’s the third day of fall and for the first time, it actually feels like fall weather. The windows of my car are rolled down and 94.7 Nash FM is blasting through the speakers, as the crisp, fresh air...
Kaylee Marisah2 years ago
My Guardian Angel
The worst thing for many young adults is seeing those close to their heart age. Realizing that they may no longer be in your life as you grow up is something that is unbelievably hard to come to terms...
Kate Adams2 years ago
When a Loved One Passes Away
It is stated in nursing homes that when it rains, the residents pass in three's. I know this all too well as I worked in Nursing Homes as a CNA. My heart always went out the the families of those who ...