I was once asked by an interviewer, regarding my book, Moving to the Center of the Bed: The Artful Creation of a Life Alone, to tell her what I believe is one of the most difficult situations faced by those who have lost their life partners, something they might not speak about to others. It […]
By Jennifer Haupt Created Apr 26 2011 – 9:30am Meghan O’Rourke’s honest and beautifully written memoir began as a journal she kept after her mother’s death. In the process, she not came to terms with her own grief but was compelled to learn more about the grieving process. Here’s more from Meghan: Jennifer Haupt: Had […]
How Can I Handle My Grief During the Holidays? It’s easy to feel isolated during the holiday season when you’ve lost a loved one. Everyone else seems so happy when you feel so sad. “It’s a tough situation for people” says Dale G. Larson, professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University in California. “The […]
Suicide after Bereavement–An Overlooked ProblemPeople are at a greatly increased risk of suicide in the first year after the death of their spouse, particularly in the first week after bereavement. The authors examined the relationship between the period of bereavement and death by suicide. This was done through the linkage of individual records for married […]
Losing her father, boyfriend and brother in a matter of six years left 23-year-old Allison with every reason in the world to be depressed. But her sunny outlook and determined optimism let her make the most out of a terrible situation.