My Husband Died and I Want Him Back: Grief & Growth

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“My husband died and I want him back. He was the love of my life, my best friend, my soul mate, my life partner, my companion.” 

It’s a highly personal, yet also very common response to the loss of a spouse.

After your husband’s passing, it’s only natural to want him back. But for some, the enormity of grief keeps the surviving spouse from growing, grieving, and living life in a healthy way.

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How to Rebuild Your Life After Loss of Spouse

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It’s been some time since the death of your spouse, and “letting go” seems so far beyond where you’re at mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. How to rebuild your life after the death of a spouse seems so far beyond your abilities.

You’re still feeling the depth of the loss as you wake up each morning, realizing you’re alone and yearning for that familiar morning routine with your best friend by your side. 

Drinking coffee together in the breakfast nook. Exchanging pages from your favorite newspaper while discussing the latest events. Planning your day with each other in mind. Anticipating the comfort that your soul mate’s well wishes will ultimately bring…

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When to Dispose of a Loved One’s Belongings (Now, Later, Never?)

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When is the right time to dispose of your deceased loved one’s belongings?

How long after someone dies should you get rid of their clothes? What about their keepsakes, their shoes, their jewelry? Their shampoo bottles and old prescriptions? Their worn-out gardening gloves, that book they kept meaning to read?

What exactly do you keep after someone dies? Knowing when to dispose of the deceased’s belongings isn’t going to be an easy task.

The space of time following the life celebration and burial of a loved one can be lonely. You are left with many reminders of your loss in the objects that surround you.

Your next step is to decide what to do with your loved one’s belongings.

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How to Write a Tribute to a Sister Who Passed Away 

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Sisters are irreplaceable and occupy a very special place in our hearts. That’s why when it comes time to write a tribute to a sister who passed away, it’s important for it to be thoughtful, meaningful and encompass all of those beautiful attributes that she embodied during her life.

You want to share a small piece of who she was with the people who have gathered to honor her.

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How to Write a Tribute to a Mother Who Passed Away

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Writing a tribute to a mother who passed away is a bittersweet task. The loss itself creates a heaviness in your heart that seems unbearable, yet the act of remembering her results in a joy that is profound. 

Mothers are the most special people in the world. They embody the grace and wisdom needed to succeed at humanity’s most important role. No one shows the kind of unconditional love that our mothers display for us.

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