Helping Others through Grief Recovery

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Helping Others through Grief Recovery

This group is for those who are supporting friends, family and others who are dealing with grief. Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers and anyone else who is helping someone through a rough time of grieving. Are saying the right thing? Helping the right way? What can we do-when it feels like there is no hope? These are topics that we will explore.   

Members: 34
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2015

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Help with grief 2 Replies

This was in the comment section, changed it to discussion in case anyone else wanted to jump in on this great site:I think it is well within the guidelines of the web site to share an outside…Continue

Started by Richard. Last reply by kelly Apr 30, 2015.

Researching Family Communication and End-of-Life Decisions 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,This group caught my attention because I am part of a research team at Saint Louis University that is conducting a research project about how families communicate about making medical…Continue

Started by Corinne Gibson. Last reply by Corinne Gibson Sep 3, 2014.

support 2 Replies

It is nice to know that I can write on this wall my feelings. My mom passed away a few weeks ago . All the people who expressed sympathy are now nowhere to be found. She had Pancreatic Cancer for 8…Continue

Started by Jayne. Last reply by Susan V Jan 14, 2014.

Memory Pins

Hi Everyone,I wanted to share a personal project with you in the hope that it might help you in some way.A close friend of mine was suddenly killed in early 2012, and in the aftermath, it occurred to…Continue

Started by Paddy Estridge Apr 3, 2013.

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Comment by Laura on October 24, 2015 at 4:39am
Hi,
My BF lost his father suddenly 2 months ago and he is really struggling with his grief. He recently shut me out and will not respond to any oft communication (long distance relationship). I suspect that the grief is too overwhelming for him right now. What can I do to support him?
Comment by mike m on March 28, 2015 at 1:19pm

hi i lost the love of my life feb 4 2015 to cancer i think about her all the time can't set my mind on nothing else i work 8 hours a day in a factory come home and work all evening to try to keep busy and occupy my mind with anything else she died 2days before her birthday would have been 50 that morning my daughter told me we were going to be grandparent for the first time everything all at once my life is turned upside down and inside out don't know what way to turn and i had to tell them to take the ventalator out and let her go they told me she was not going to recover and all hope had gone and i couldn't take seeing her like that anymore but now i have such a feeling of guilt that i cant stand it i feel that i killed her and i just cant shake it what can i do i need help with this  

Comment by Pam C on June 21, 2014 at 4:15pm

I was wondering if anyone has suggestion for me that will help my son. My son is 7 and we lost my mother in law (his grandmother) 3 years ago to breast cancer. Since then, the thought of death scares him. It was so bad that he would have nightmares and during the day, he would break down into tears. He had got better until a couple of weeks ago. My little cousin, age 9, passed away in a drowning accident. My son and my cousin were playmates. Now we are dealing with his fears all over again. He is actually taking this death harder than his grandmother's death. I think it is because he never knew her when she was well. She was diagnosed when he was 3 months old. It is hard enough to explain death to a child but when a child passes away it is really hard. He thinks now that he could die because our cousin was just 2 years older. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Comment by Brenda Ann on October 14, 2013 at 10:39pm
Thank you for this group - we are all helping as we share on this sight. I figure it is paying it forward.
Comment by Connie K on August 5, 2013 at 5:42pm

Hello everyone. I wanted to share this sweet song I found on Youtube:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNoLJy68ZcE&feature=youtube

Hope it touches your heart. (( ))
Comment by Linda Harcrow on November 1, 2012 at 8:07pm

Hi, I still experience grief over the sudden death of my mother July 30, 2012. At the same time, I three very close friends who have lost husbands  recently and one close friend who lost a 9 month old granddaughter (a twin). I feel that I can't really give them what they need from me at this time. I try to be there for the two who live near me. At the same time, I can't expect the support from them that I normally would.  Even though, my grief runs deep, I can't imagine the pain of losing a husband or a child.

 

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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
""Grief counseling is not a magic bullet. We will feel what we feel until we heal." So true Brett. The counselor I see periodically does not push the grief process or closure. He encourages me to talk if I want to and gently gives…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bulebell, I don't think it is inappropriate at all to say I love you to this group. I love everyone here. This is a group that understands because we are all experiencing tremendous grief. I am so tired of random people telling me that I need…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"My Mom was cremated and her ashes were laid to rest in the ocean per her wishes. She wanted no services or even a celebration of her life. We honored her wishes, But I wish I had a place at a cemetery where I could go visit her. I think it might…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell, that is how the whole first year was for me after my mom passed, it was just a blur..."
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Marie my thoughts and prayers are with you, Brett is right we remember our moms everyday the same way, but for me it makes me feel happy to go to her grave and bring a flower and tell her I love her, but I tell her I love her every day and…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Marie D, Thank you for your condolences. I am heartbroken every minute of the day about it. A couple of days after it happened, I offered to pick up his ashes and death certificates. It is 2 in the morning right now, so I am doing that today and…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Marie, I am glad to see you post again. Mother's Day is my mom's birthday. Last years Mother's Day was really hard. I don't think it will be as bad this year. Seconds, minutes, and hours pass, and then it's another day. I…"
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Marie D commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi Brett, I am here, still struggling with deep depression. I need your and others advice, how do you handle Mother’s Day? This will be the first one since Mom passed on Christmas Day. I am overcome with grief, and dread just thinking about…"
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Madeleine replied to Madeleine's discussion What would you do if you could have your lost loved one back for just five minutes?
"Thank you - I totally agree. They never really leave us."
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Madeleine replied to Madeleine's discussion What would you do if you could have your lost loved one back for just five minutes?
"Hi Morgan, I'm so very sorry for your loss and heartbreak. It makes me wonder if asking people to write to their lost one on my website is just too much for many. I really hope people's words can make readers feel less alone in their grief…"
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morgan replied to Madeleine's discussion What would you do if you could have your lost loved one back for just five minutes?
"Madeleine, what would I do if I could have my husband back for just five minutes? My first reaction would be to run into his arms, hug him and then make mad passionate love like we did so many times and then I would ask him if I could take the pills…"
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dream moon JO B replied to Madeleine's discussion What would you do if you could have your lost loved one back for just five minutes?
"noy let go but i no ther is afrer lifess coz thy can vist us is m ush is thy need 2 esplyyy wen we need thm "
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dream moon JO B commented on Jesse's Mom's group Signs from Our Loved Ones
"lst 4 wks iv bean goin 2 spirtalstt churshes lot of pepepel had mesagess off lovesd 1s thy hav evn off e pepeepl it die ovr 60 or 70 or80 yrs go "
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"My sister kept some of my mom's voicemail to her. There is no way that I could listen to it. She also took some video footage of her while she was on Hospice. Seeing those would be very painful. Like you, looking through a photo album is so…"
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Crystal K commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"This is just so hard and I know we are all going through it... I just wish they told me it was going to hurt this much- I would've spent every minute with my mom and learned everything about her :( "
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Crystal K commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thank you Brett. I do try to honor her but it is so painful.  I attended church service yesterday. I think I did pretty well.  No unexpected outbursts. But then I came home and found an old album of photos, saw a picture of me and my mom…"
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AnneJ. commented on Virginia G's blog post Post traumatic stress disorder
"Virginia, personally I am convinced, looking back, that my brain put up a shield to protect my mind from the devastating scene of my husband of 20 years dropping to his death in the shower. I'm still 99% nuts and that's the truth.…"
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Madeleine posted a discussion

What would you do if you could have your lost loved one back for just five minutes?

Hi, I'm new to this site and would love to share my new project inspired by the loss of my mom 24 years ago - www.yourjustfiveminutes.com.Just Five Minutes was created to help those dealing with grief reconnect to their lost loved one, either by dreaming the impossible, or by simply reading other peoples' words who may be experiencing a similar sense of loss as you.It asks one question: 'What would you do if... came…See More
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