Relationship Loss -intimate partner

The topic of relationship loss is sometimes difficult to talk about. For one, you need to find that special person to talk with who will listen to you. Are you ready to have that conversation? What are you afraid of when looking at a life without your partner? What past coping skills helped you move […]

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Alone After the Loss of a Partner

Where do I begin?  This question could be asked while looking in a room, deciding what to keep and what to remove from the house or pondering what the next step in life is going to be. What do I do?  This question could be full of fear or anticipation as decisions are weighed back […]

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Spousal or Partner Loss “YOU CAN DO IT”

The steps to move forward with grief and loss are different for everyone.  The important fact is to move forward after a loss and realize there may be 5 steps forward and 3 steps backwards.  Progress is not always in leaps and bounds but “YOU CAN DO IT”. It takes strength and courage to go […]

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UNSPOKEN GRIEF

Imagine not being able to talk about or share your grief with others, especially when one of the ways to heal from a loss is by sharing your story.  Depending on the relationship and the family dynamics, sharing a loss is not always possible.  Some partners in non-traditional relationships may feel disconnected from other mourners. […]

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BEREAVED SPOUSES or PARTNERS of any age, with or without children at home

Are you a widow (female) or a widower (male)?  The loss experience may be similar but different for each role.  After the loss of a partner, life is forever changed.  The first year may be full of new and difficult experiences as you cope with new roles and manage to take care of all the […]

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Partner & Spousal Loss from a Broad Perspective

During the next month with my weekly blogs and starting with this newsletter article I will be discussing different aspects of “Partner and Spousal Loss”.  The words partner and spouse can refer to several different situations or relationships. Grief and loss associated with any aspect of an intimate partnership or relationship have concerns that may […]

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