Category Archives: Loss of a parent

On the anniversary of your mum or dad’s death. What choice are you making?

On the anniversary of your parent’s death. What choice are you making? Those of you that know my story know that around 6 years ago I lost 6 family members in 4 months. Exactly 6 years ago today was when … Continue reading

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Your questions: Getting married without your parents there

Getting married without your parents there A new friend of mine – let’s call her Stella – is getting married this Saturday.  While very excited she is also having very mixed feelings as, in the last couple of years, she … Continue reading

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"I can’t bury my parent’s ashes". What to do when you can’t part with the ashes of the people you’ve lost

“I can’t bury my parent’s ashes”. What to do when you can’t part with the ashes of the people you’ve lost I was asked about this by someone who lost several family members and hasn’t been able to bear burying … Continue reading

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When you were the sole carer for your mum or dad before they died….and your brothers or sisters did nothing

When you were the sole carer for your mum or dad before they died….and your siblings did nothing I wrote this post last week about dealing with the death of your parent when you were their carer.  What I didn’t … Continue reading

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Father’s day when you’ve lost your dad – stop doing the one thing that will make you forget him

Father’s day when you’ve lost your dad.  The best gift you can give him and yourself – stop doing the one thing that will make you forget him. These holidays can be really tough, can’t they? The build up to … Continue reading

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Dealing with the death of a parent when you were their carer

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Dealing with the death of a parent when you were their carer I’ve been intending to write some blogs for people who had been carers for their parents before they died……and have been prompted to do so now as I … Continue reading

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Why joining a bereavement support group can be the best and worst thing for you.

Why joining a bereavement support group can be the best and worst thing for you. When you’ve lost a parent or someone close to you, you may have thought of, or others may have suggested, joining a relevant support group. … Continue reading

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Questions: “Did they know I loved them?” When you didn’t get the chance to say ‘I love you’ before your mum or dad died.

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Questions I get asked: “Did they know I loved them?” When you didn’t get the chance to say ‘I love you’ before your mum or dad died. If you have done much reading on death and dying you’ll find lots … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: “Can I really get over my grief?”

Questions I get asked: “Can I really get over my grief?” Before I answer this I just want to say something about the phrase ‘get over’, as it isn’t one I usually use. The reason I don’t is that when … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: “Why aren’t I reacting normally to my dad’s death? I feel numb. Why am I not feeling it like everyone else is?”

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“Why aren’t I reacting normally to my dad’s death?  I feel numb.  Why am I not feeling it like everyone else is?” I was asked this question the other day and thought is would make a good blog.  Because if … Continue reading

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