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When THE Day is a Holiday – Jeni’s story

Before that day My daughter and I were speaking and she asked me if I was going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving. I told her that we were going to her Uncle Mike’s as he just got a new house this year and we were all planning to celebrate there. “Um, mom, you do realize what…
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Thanks and Gratitude

So, this year, Thanksgiving falls on the anniversary date for Jeni (there will be a post about this later. ) She is planning on celebrating where her life is now and the family that they created.  Still, we understand that Holidays and anniversaries may be difficult depending where you are in your grief and gratitude…
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Important Documents To Gather After a Spouse Dies

This week, we are continuing our tips for what to do when THAT happens. We invited an attorney to give us her legal perspective on what information needs to be gathered after your loved one passes. This is her first blog of a two blog series. In her next blog, she will provide guidance gathering…
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Gratitude to our Veterans

Veterans Day is November 11th. We take a break from our normal postings and ask our readers to join us in  honoring the men and women who have served our country who deserve our highest levels of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. These men and women have offered…
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Broken Bracelet = Final Farewell – 10 years ago….

10 years ago. It's THAT anniversary this year for me. Jeni shared her 10 year anniversary and I'll share mine as well. I did NOT want to write this but I was called to write and share this, much like the writing of Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me to Breathe Again.  Broken Bracelet…
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Financial Tips for When Death Happens

This is a large complex topic that often is the biggest burden after a death. Finances can be a challenge and often a point of contention in marriage and life. After a death, it can explode in your face or provide a soft cushion for security. This article is not intended to be all inclusive…
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Widow Tips for Couples – Planning for THAT

Having traveled this journey people often ask us what they should do. What are our tips to couples? First, if you have lost someone recently, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your loved ones. You may be in grief or anticipatory grief and planning ahead. Take it slow. If you are planning ahead…
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THE Ring – Wondering What to Do?

THE ring ... What to do with THE ring? Do I wear it? Do I take it off?  How long do I wear it? What does it mean if I wear it? What does it mean if I take it off?  Is it too soon? Is it too long? Do I continue to wear it…
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The Twisted Widow Journey

Many have defined stages of grief and the ways to get through grief. We have even discussed several of these stages in our blog. In truth and as we have stated many times, this journey is convoluted, twisted and very hard to define. It is also very personal and unique to you. Though we may…
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Help in Time of Need – How you can help others in grief

First of all, let us say that there is no way we would have gotten through the time of our husband’s passing without the assistance of others and the overflowing amount of love and help that we received. Many times, we didn’t know what we needed or how to ask. It was at these times…
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