When Hillary Clinton was first lady, the news media reported she had been talking with Eleanor Roosevelt. Prior to these reports, Mrs. Clinton had experienced the death of her father, her mother-in-law, and the suicide of a close friend. Talking with a deceased person is not strange or bizarre. Studies (Glicke, Weiss and Parkes, 1974) […]
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Ten to fifteen million Americans experience the death of a parent each year. As adults we know our mothers and fathers are to proceed us in death. Although intellectually we understand, emotionally we may be surprised at the intensity of our feelings of loss. Someone has suggested that losing a parent is the new midlife […]
In the play I Never Sang for My Father the protagonist Robert Anderson says, “Death ends a life, but not a relationship, which struggles on in the survivor’s mind, seeking some resolution which it may never find.” Learning about your family and how it has responded to death over time can be very helpful to […]
“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe Remembrance is a form of meeting. -Kahlil Gibran