5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

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Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.

Three Days and Four Choices

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Jason Pockrandt tells the story of how he lost his father at 17.

The Nightmare of Suicide — Six Things You Need to Know

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Loss from suicide is a persistent grief. The good news is that you will survive the pain. Here are six things you need to know, from a man who lost his friend who also happens to be a cop.

6 Things You Realize and Regret When You Let That Someone Special Go

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Only once you understand how good you once had it will you understand how bad you have it now, and only then will you be capable of turning your life around and turning it in the right direction.

My Life in Review: The People Who Changed Me

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As the calendar moves forward, Matthew Rozsa looks back at 6 life-changing relationships he’s had and lost.

5 Things I Wish I Told My Father Before He Died

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Kathy Vitale Michel shares her pain of losing her father, and comes across a few words she lost at the time of his sickness.

100 Words on Love: The Christmases I Lost

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I lost a few Christmases. They went and they loped off like a spooked deer.

How To Protect Your Privacy During Divorce

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Celebrities are not the only ones who experience invasion of privacy when a marriage ends. Attorney Bruce Provda has some tips on keeping your personal privacy intact through a divorce. Answers for Nosy Neighbors…or Friends…or Family News of your divorce will spread quickly through the workplace, church and community. You can expect to be asked […]

6 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Never Thought You’d Say Goodbye To

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Letting go of someone who meant so much to you, who changed the person you are in a drastic way, is incredibly difficult — there’s no way of sugarcoating it; it sucks. Letting that person go, however, is possible.

Accidental Wisdom

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After two years filled with physical and emotional pain, Alex Brennan shares what he’s learned, much of it by accident.

My Last Lover Was

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Jeff Walt captures a moment of loss in a poem that is both stark and lovely.

The Breech

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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

Breast Cancer: Loving Her for Who She Is, Not What She Lost

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Jeff Dawson received the greatest gift when he reunited with the love of his life. That she’d just lost her breast to a mastectomy did nothing to limit that love.

Your Voice

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Tom Mallouk writes touchingly of a deceased friend and the small bit of impermanence that remains.

Lapping Over Us

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Laura Foley’s poem works to come to terms with loss by juxtaposing the language of dreams with one stark, unforgettable image.

6 Ways To Get Through A Breakup In The Age Of Social Media

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Modern break-ups appear to be a lot more complicated than those of past generations. As if real life weren’t hard enough, nowadays we also have to add a digital breakup.