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Beyond Flowers: How Friends Can Help You After Your Loved One's Death

When a loved one passes away, many family members and friends often ask how they can help. These individuals usually are not sure what they can do for you besides giving flowers and cards, and you may ...
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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Casket

Selecting the right casket for your loved one is one of the ways you can honor them after they've passed on. As you look for options at a funeral home or online, you suddenly start to feel ...
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What to Expect After Losing Your Baby

The feeling of losing an infant child is one of the worst kinds of emotional pain imaginable. You had so many hopes and dreams for your new child, and you weren't prepared to say goodbye so soon. ...
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Should You Choose a Mausoleum Burial? 3 Reasons to Consider

Funeral planning involves a lot of details. You have to figure out where you'll have the ceremony, when the best time to have the funeral is, and who should speak at the service. As you sort out ...
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5 Ways to Promote Family Unity After a Death

Deaths are difficult times for families, and not just because of the grief and sadness involved. Suddenly, the extended family is thrust together. While this time should be for love and healing, it ...
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Lost Your Beloved Pet? How to Plan a Service

When you live your life with a beloved companion animal, that animal becomes more than just a pet. He or she truly becomes a part of your family, and he or she will always occupy a special place in ...
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Ways to Use or Store Your Loved One's Ashes

If you have recently lost a loved one who wished to be cremated, you may be wondering what to do with the cremains, also called the ashes. With a traditional burial, you're expected to memorialize ...
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Bereavement Leave: What You Should Know

When a loved one passes away unexpectedly, the blow can be difficult to deal with. It's easy to be distracted from your daily responsibilities, including your tasks at work. In some situations, ...
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Unique Burial Practices From Around the World

When a loved one passes on, Americans carry out burial traditions that are meaningful and respectful. The deceased may be buried or cremated, and they may be left in a clean, nicely marked grave or an ...
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Comrades in Arms: How to Plan a Funeral Service for Loved Ones Who Served in the Military

No matter which branch of the military your loved one served in, his or her service has meant everything to you-and to this country. Whenever your loved one was deployed or reassigned to a new base, ...
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Preparing Children to Attend Funerals

As a parent, you want to shield your children from unnecessary pain and suffering. You care about them deeply and will do whatever you can to help them. Because of this, if you recently lost someone, ...
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How to Write a Eulogy

When a loved one passes away, dozens of thoughts run through your head, and several emotions come to the surface. Whether your loved one already prepared his or her own funeral or you need to make all ...
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A Brief History of Obituaries

Open up any local or national newspaper and you'll find a section devoted to obituaries. Obituaries, also called death notices, are a way for family members, friends, and acquaintances to learn ...
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After Your Loved One's Death: A Timeline

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, you feel overwhelmed by shock and grief. You know there are many things you need to care of, but you can't keep track of all of them, especially with the ...
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Should You Take Photos at a Funeral?

Deaths, like any other moment in your personal history, deserve to be remembered, and photos of a funeral can bring you some comfort in the trying months to come. But funerals also deserve extra care ...
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Final Words: Writing the Perfect Epitaph

The message on a headstone is very important. After all, headstones last for years, and they remind the living of those who have passed on. Most headstones include the name of the deceased with his or ...
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5 Ways to Prepare for Your Own Funeral

If you've ever had to plan a loved one's funeral, you know how hard it can be. Funeral planning is an emotional time as family and friends grieve the death of a loved one. This grief makes ...
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Comfort in Faith: Funerary Traditions of American Religions

The passing of a loved one can be a difficult time, and many people gain strength from their religious beliefs and traditions while mourning. These religious communities express love and respect for ...
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Ways to Manage Your Loved One's Online Presence After Death

When a loved one passes away, friends and family may still have his or her belongings or physical reminders of the life he or she led. When you hold on to a cherished photo or gift from your deceased ...
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5 Techniques for Managing Stress and Grief

When you lose a loved one, you may feel a varying storm of emotions: numbness and shock, confusion and depression, isolation and anger. And many of these feelings become amplified as you plan for the ...
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Common End-of-Life Questions to Discuss with Your Loved Ones

When the end of life approaches, many people find themselves at a loss of what to say. How can you sum up the hopes and fears of a lifetime into the limited time you have left? It’s impossible ...
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8 Comforting Books About Dying and Grief

Even if you love reading, you might let the stress and sadness of a loss stop you from picking up books. Many people cite the death of a family member as a reason their reading time decreased. ...
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The 3 Main Kinds of Burial Site Memorials and How They Differ

Memorial parks are an integral part of popular culture. The crosses at Arlington National Cemetery, the creeping vines on crumbling monuments in the South, and the stones that mark famous gravesites ...
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Helping Your Children Cope with Loss

Dealing with grief and loss is difficult for everyone. The death of a loved one causes pain and anxiety that can feel impossible to cope with-even for adults. For children, a loved one's passing ...
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