Tag: bereavement

Grieving Family You Were Not Always Close To

There is a part of me that feels guilty when I’m breaking down in tears because I read in the news that someone I have never met has died. I feel ashamed for grieving over a stranger, when those who knew them are probably going through the worst time in

Father’s Day, When You Don’t Have A Father

I never imagined that I would have to live my life without my dad in it, at least, not for another 50 odd years. I never believed that I would have to spend a single fathers day, without my dad. I remember talking to an ex who had lost their

What Do You Say To Someone Grieving A Suicide Loss?

Grief is a feeling, it’s a state, but it’s not supposed to be a conversation starter.

How Do You Say Goodbye After A Suicide

Many people get to prepare for the deaths of their loved ones. Suicide doesn’t give you that option.

The Death Anniversary

Losing someone, no matter how it happens, hurts. We experience grief in a breakup from our lover, a fallout with our friends or even becoming distant from our family. Grief isn’t just about death.

Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

Christmas is my favorite season of the year. I literally live for it. I’ve always been enveloped by the Christmas spirit, months before and on the day; I’m genuinely happy. It’s a beautiful reminder of the things we do have, the family and loved ones we are blessed with. When

Food Banks Feed The Stomach And The Soul

When my father went missing, we did not have much money, all we had was the £500 he has secretly withdrawn and left on the side on the day he went missing. He did have a pension and savings but due to his death being ruled a suicide, it took

To The Child Mourning The Loss Of Their Parent

When you love your family, you expect that they will be there for you till the end, your siblings will grow old with you and your parents will die when they are over 80, hopefully of old age. You expect your parents to be there at your graduation, your wedding,

The Fatherless Bride

Like many other young children, I had so many dreams of the perfect wedding, a fantasy that I could get lost in for hours, with or without the help of my Barbie Dolls and Teddy’s. I remember there was a huge tree in my childhood homes garden, it would produce

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