Loss

Not A Bad Way To Go

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April 2, 2014
Not A Bad Way To Go

No sooner had they reached the “to you” part of the song when the guest of honor dropped dead in the cake.
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A Tear Jerking Goodbye

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March 25, 2014
A tear jerking goodbye

Any minute I’d wake up and our friend would be his old self. Surely the blood test was mistaken. The doctors were wrong!
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A Widower’s Story

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February 27, 2014
meeting a great person at midlife

As a widower of 7 years, I was lonely. I knew I had to move forward to bring change-a woman/partner, into my life.
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My Friend Loved The Beach

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February 8, 2014
Loss of a Friend

On her good days, we talked about our teenage daughters, best friends since they were babies. We compared notes, across the country…she advised me, I advised her. We talked about the future, when she was well, and we would see each other more often, always somewhere near a beach.
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Mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman

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February 3, 2014
Mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was rich, brilliant, had it all. But I've known addiction in one closest to me who isn’t rich, who doesn’t have it all.
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How Would You Feel If Your Ex Got Cancer?

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January 9, 2014
How would you feel if your ex got cancer?

Upon hearing this news, the last thing I was expecting to feel was a deep sadness.
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Best of 2013: Single After 50

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December 30, 2013
Reclining-nude

Single or not, you will love these insights from a widower, divorcee, dating coach and woman with a much younger lover.
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How To Survive The Holidays Alone

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December 23, 2013
how to survive holidays

Here are 14 ideas to buoy your spirits and get you over the holiday hump when you’re feeling down.
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My Mom’s Fur Coat

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December 18, 2013
My mom's fur coat

How could I get rid of something that represented my mother’s battle cry of defiance?
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How Can We Really Help Our Children With Loss?

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December 10, 2013
jim dine hearts

News of a parent’s passing directly sends me to the children.
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Should I Risk Being Hurt Again?

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November 23, 2013
damaged by divorce

about a year and half after he’d first mentioned feeling depressed, he came home to announce that he was exiting the marriage
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Why I Named My Pressure Cooker

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November 15, 2013
chicken soup in a pressure cooker

It seemed that every time I asked Aunt Yetta to show me how to use the pressure cooker, she had an excuse.
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Gossip Girls

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October 17, 2013
missing my mother

Sharing gossip, even with close friends, can be tricky business.
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A Contemplation on Mortality

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September 15, 2013
contemplating mortality

What’s your strategy for dealing with this?
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Try This Meditation Now: A Dose of Reality

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September 13, 2013
sandmandala

The purpose is to encourage us to drink deeply of the present moment and to be fully conscious of our experience.
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Chasing Chaos

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September 3, 2013
My Mom Never Got To Be a BA50

It took the death of my mother to spur me onto a humanitarian path, one that was very different from the original path I was on.
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My Daughter Went On Vacation With My Ex And I’m Jealous

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August 15, 2013
I admit it- I'm jealous

The reality of watching your child bond not only with the parent from whom you are estranged, but with another woman and family -rips at some visceral cord of insecurity
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Dear God, Please Help My Mother Die

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August 6, 2013
letting go

Although I've seriously pondered it, there is no legal way for me to help my mother die.
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My Secret Affair

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July 25, 2013
extramarital affair

This post is my declaration, and those who read it are witness to my grief.
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How I Lost My Father’s Voice and Found My Own

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June 11, 2013
father's day article

With my father's Mont Blanc I begin to write his eulogy.
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