The shops are full of it, the TV schedules already have those corny Christmas films, the pubs are offering festive meals, and we are well advanced into the countdown of shopping days. But quietly, on the pages of forums and support groups, and even more in silent, unseen corners, there are any number of people who are…
The give and take of grief; giving according to our ability, receiving according to our need.
A general post about not feeling a failure, no matter how we cope with Christmas when we’re grieving.
Getting used to the rhythm of the year.
A personal reflection My daughter Catherine was learning to drive a little while before she passed away. I think it wasn’t always very wise, considering her mental health and the amount of prescribed medication she was taking, but at least she got behind the wheel of the car and gave it a go. I never…
Thoughts on managing the Christmas season if you’re living with a broken heart through bereavement, and thoughts on supporting your friends in that position.
Sometimes reality is hard to take.
Ideas for coping at Christmas and other special occasions, while you’re grieving the loss of a loved one.