Grief is Individual

Grief is Individual

Posted on August 7, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Let’s talk about the stages of grief. There is denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I studied them in nursing school, reviewed them when I got divorced and generally found them to be a pretty accurate and helpful bit of knowledge. And then, a family member died. Stages? In our house it was more like we all went […]

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Until Death Do Us Part: Losing a Spouse

Until Death Do Us Part: Losing a Spouse

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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By now most of the big stuff is probably done. The thank you notes have been written and mailed. The marker or head stone has been placed or you’ve found a place for the urn. You’ve probably filed for the life insurance, and perhaps you’ve even begun to clean out his closet. You may be wondering, […]

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Mother died…how long do we keep her things?

Mother died…how long do we keep her things?

Posted on July 3, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Separating from a loved one’s belongings is one of the more difficult jobs you will have to do after a death. It is amazing how much is collected over a lifetime. You probably won’t get it done in a day and you will probably shed a few tears. Ask for help. Accepting and asking for […]

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When the soul leaves the body … reacting to a sudden unexpected death

Posted on February 14, 2020 by Allen McMullen | Leave a comment
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Sometimes, if you are open to it, you can receive amazing information in the most unlikely ways.  For example, there was a driver who was taking a woman to the airport when she received the news that a family member had died. The woman gasped and her driver, who was from another culture, asked if […]

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