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My Sister Has a Cold. She Is Not Dying.

My sister has a cold. She told Mama. I guess she had to, to explain why she wasn’t going to visit for a couple of days because even if Mama didn’t catch it (which she wouldn’t because she’s never sick), we would hear about how she “thinks has a cold” for the next six weeks. 1,003 more words

Caring For A Parent

Holiday blues: Four mistakes we make when comforting friends who are struggling — Dying & Death Talk

We need to admit that sometimes we do not know what to say. For someone who recently had a loved one die wishing them ‘Happy Holidays’ might not be a good choice. 136 more words

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Return to Childhood

Last week I had coffee with my oldest friend, in town to attend to her ailing father. As we communed at the coffee shop, sharing war stories, the years fell away. 935 more words

Caring For A Parent

Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People

The ICBN has developed Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People contained in this document.

The ICBN intends this document to be used by all adults, professionals, volunteer organisations and policy makers who are concerned about bereaved children. 52 more words

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Giving permission to die – – the final gift — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Important information and something loved ones might not think of: giving permission to your family member or friend to die. If it was in the reverse, would you not want the same?

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Facing Aging and a Shorter Future

I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m getting older, and sometimes I do feel it. I am now seventy years old, but I don’t feel… 1,976 more words

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