We’ll Get Through This Together

There are many words that feel amazing to receive:   “I love you.” “I’m proud of you.” “You are amazing.” “I appreciate you.”   There are times those are the words we need to hear. They let us know that we’re seen, accepted, valued and cared for. These words are the valuable currency of relationshipsContinue reading “We’ll Get Through This Together”

How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

I remember that day vividly. My then-husband was in Brazil, supposedly on a work trip. I was at home and unable to reach him when he failed to return to Atlanta at the anticipated time. As the panic rose, I alternated between frantically looking for information on the internet (Was there a plane crash? AContinue reading “How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone”

Ten Life Events That Can Trigger Unexpected Grief

On Friday we said goodbye to a dear friend of my husband’s. The grief was thick in the air as we shared stories and perused old photos. (An aside – I think listening to the eulogy my husband delivered is the proudest I’ve ever been of him!) None of us were surprised by the heartache,Continue reading “Ten Life Events That Can Trigger Unexpected Grief”

Why It’s Important to Resist the Urge to Immediately Fill the Void After Loss

It’s hard coming home right now. The front window is empty. The halls are quiet. And there is no canine companion to great me as I enter. I caught myself scanning the front of PetSmart today, half-hoping that they had an adoption event going on. And that’s just the latest urge of many to selectContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Resist the Urge to Immediately Fill the Void After Loss”