FRIENDSHIPS or ACQUAINTANCES

  When I say “FRIENDSHIPS” what comes to mind?  Do you have a close friend or two?  Are some of your friends more acquaintances then true friends?  When times get tough what friends are there for you; add grief and loss to the equation and look who is there for you now?   Grief and loss […]

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Who is supportive of the main support person?

  Have you ever noticed there is one person in the family everyone turns to for help with life’s dilemmas, is asked to talk to someone because someone else doesn’t want to do it, and is the person others lean on for support?  What happens to the person who is supportive of everyone else? Hmmm, […]

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Is COPING different for you and me?

  Look around at your friends, neighbours, co-workers, family and for that matter look at yourself.  Now, do you know what is going on in their lives and how they are coping?  Is grief and loss a part of their lives now or was it in the past?  What might their loss story be about?  […]

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“TAKING CARE” of someone or is this “CO-DEPENDENCE”?

  The main component of co-dependence is repeatedly taking care of someone else’s needs at the detriment of your own needs.  I speak mainly of grief and loss components, but co-dependency is active in countless areas of daily life for many people.  Co-dependency can be seen or justified as; helping, not wanting to see the […]

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