Category Archives: Questions I get asked

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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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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Questions I get asked: what to do with my dad’s (or mum’s) ashes?

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Questions I get asked: what to do with my parent’s ashes? I was asked this question recently by someone trying to figure out what to do with the ashes of their father, and it’s not an uncommon question when people … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: Do I get sad working with death all the time?

Questions I get asked: Do I get sad working with death all the time?  Now this isn’t a question people ask me in terms of their own help, but it is a question I get asked a lot.  A lot … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: 5 tips for someone who has just lost a parent or someone they love

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Questions I get asked: 5 tips for someone who has just lost a parent or someone they love Over the weekend I was asked what my top 5 bits of advice would be for someone who has just lost a … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: why would someone who has lost a parent need help?

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Questions I get asked: why would someone who has lost a parent need help? Ok so this isn’t a question I have been asked too many times but I want to answer it here for two reasons: 1)  I was … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: THE perfect thing to say. And THE thing you must never say. What to say to someone who has lost their Mum or Dad (or anyone close to them).

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Now this is a question I get asked all the time.  It’s also something I’ve heard around me for years– it’s an incredibly common question when you’ve just heard that someone you know has lost their parent or someone else … Continue reading

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