Tag: grief

Abandoned By Friends After Death Of A Partner 

Published: August 26, 2021 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Abandoned By Friends After Death Of A Partner 

After the death of a partner, a man says his friends have scattered to the wind. He wonders how to respond.

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A man experiences loneliness after a loss

Published: February 2, 2017 | Last Updated: February 3, 2017 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It’s understandable to feel friendless and lonely after a loss.

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Coping with the death of a close friend around the holidays

Published: December 21, 2016 | Last Updated: March 22, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Coping with the death of a close friend around the holidays

The death of a close friend can be as painful as the death of a family member. And when the loss occurs right around the holidays, it can be especially hard.

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Connecting with a grieving friend

Published: May 24, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Connecting with a grieving friend

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Friendship and Loss: When Grief Changes A Friendship

Published: November 28, 2013 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When Grief Changes A Friendship

She lost a friend to cancer; now the grief of the friend’s widower feels like another loss, compounding the pain.

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Should I give my friend a pass because she is grieving?

Published: August 10, 2013 | Last Updated: August 10, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be tricky to know when to give a friend “a pass”—and how much to overlook after trauma or loss.

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Friendship by the Book: Friends Forever by Danielle Steele

Published: August 21, 2012 | Last Updated: May 6, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Friends Forever by Danielle Steele follows its characters from when they first meet in kindergarten until they are well into their teens
and twenties. The story reflects not only on the expectations and lives of the protagonists but also on those of their families, all of whom are interconnected.

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Is a friend’s response to your loss or serious illness a litmus test of your friendship?

Published: July 7, 2012 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A recent post on The Friendship Forums of this blog expressed the hurt and frustration someone felt when certain friends and colleagues failed to show empathy after he lost his mother to cancer.

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Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Published: March 16, 2011 | Last Updated: March 16, 2011 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so deep in grief and my judgment so impaired that I did not apologize for behavior on my part that led to our breakup.   It […]

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Friendship by the Book: Giveaway and Q & A with Gail Caldwell

Published: September 25, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell’s beautiful book, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Random House, 2010), breaks new ground in allowing readers to understand the depths of a close female friendship and the pain associated with a sudden and untimely loss.

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