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How to Help a Grieving Parent

Few can truly understand the pain a parent feels when they lose a child. If you have a friend or family member who has lost a child, it is important to reach out and offer your support. Here are some tips on how to help a grieving parent. What does grief look like for a grieving parent? One

What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet

Losing a pet is never easy. They become a part of our family and their loss can leave us feeling broken-hearted. If you know someone who is going through the grieving process, it's important to be there for them. Showing support and offering words of comfort can go a long way in helping them heal.

What to Do When Someone Loses a Pet

If you've ever lost a pet, you know how difficult it can be. If you haven't lost a pet before, you may not be sure what to do when someone loses a pet and may be unsure of the amount of grief they're experiencing. The loss of a furry friend is never easy, but there are ways to make the process a lit

How to Help a Grieving Child

When someone dies, parents and family members are usually concerned over the child's well being and mental health. Death and grief affect children differently, especially when considering the developmental age of your child. They can go from being happy to crying and fearful in a matter of minutes.

How to Help a Grieving Friend

Comforting a grieving friend can feel stressful, awkward, and uncomfortable, especially if you’ve never experienced a loss yourself. It can be difficult to know what to say or what to do, but showing up and being there for them doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is some guidance on how to comfort

11+ Ideas for a Baby Memorial

Losing a baby is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. On top dealing with a terrible loss, parents are generally expected to plan a memorial, and most memorial resources are focused on adults. If you’ve recently lost a baby or infant, here are some ways you can memorialize your baby

12 Miscarriage Memorial Ideas

Even though as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage, miscarriages are often not spoken about or given a public event to experience grief (such as a funeral). This can leave parents unsure on how to process their loss and how to memorialize their miscarried baby. If you’re in need of misca

Coping with the Loss of a Mother or Father

Losing a parent as a supportive fixture Losing someone that’s close to you is incredibly difficult, no matter who it is. Losing a parent, however, is a uniquely difficult experience due to the foundation that most parents provide for their children. Coping with the loss of your mother or fathe

How to Find a Grief Support Group

When you lose someone you love, having a support system to turn to is incredibly important. While your friends and family might be there to support you, it is often helpful to share your grief with others who are in similar situations. Grief support groups are focused on learning how to deal with gr

6+ Things to Know About Grief Counseling

Normal grief vs. complicated grief While many researchers and therapists agree that grief is different for every individual, there is still a distinction between normal and complicated grief. Those who are experiencing complicated grief will often experience symptoms such as: Extreme denia

7+ Best Books for Managing Grief

There's no one right way to experience grief, and understanding and working through our emotions after losing someone can be incredibly difficult. While even reading a few pages may feel impossible immediately after losing someone you care about, many people find that, over time, reading helps

5 Steps for Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

Experiencing the loss of someone close can be one of the hardest things to face in life, while coping with such a profound loss can seem just as difficult. Dealing with the death of a loved one can be especially difficult for those who have never dealt with grief. While dealing with grief, it’s

20+ Quotes about Grief

When processing grief, it’s often difficult to translate feelings into words. Sometimes, it can be helpful to lean on the words of others to show your emotions. From religious figures like Saint Francis of Assisi to world renown authors like Leo Tolstoy, many historical figures have written and spok

The Five Stages of Grief

While many people have heard of the five stages of grief, their application is frequently misunderstood. When Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler first wrote about the five stage in 1969, they applied them to the grief of knowing one’s own death is imminent, not the grief of losing someone else.

What is Bereavement?

Bereavement is the period of time following a loss in which grief and mourning occur. While some cultures apply fixed time windows to bereavement (for example, in Jewish culture, families sit shiva for seven days following a death), bereavement is different for each person and loss. It’s also worth