Family : Family & Relationships
As a patient representative in a hospital for almost 10 years, I witnessed people deciding whether to remove life support from their loved one. In 2008, when my mother went into the hospital. I, as durable power of attorney, was asked to make a decision on removing life support should she have a hea
A now divorced mother receives a phone call. It is a strange voice on the other end of the phone who is asking her if she is the mother of this child. The mother's heart sinks and tears begin to fall. She instinctively knows that the next words from the stranger's voice will be the worst w
The joy that you feel for having this person a part of your life, the pain for the loss, regrets for not having to enjoy life longer with this person who is now about to leave the world behind, the immense love that you have for him or her- these are just few of the things you would like to share in
Thankfully not many of us will have to deal with the practicalities of dealing with the death of a family member or loved one. There is a body of professionals that are able to help us through the practical and emotional minefields that will follow the death of someone close to us. Funeral directors
You don't have to be an expert public speaker to give a great eulogy speech. You just have to speak from the heart. Let your heart do the talking for you. Use your own churning emotions to state how you really feel - your grief to show how much you will miss your recently deceased loved one, yo
When choosing cemetery markers for their loved ones, consumers have a lot of important considerations to make. These are flat structures that are laid flush to the ground. As with conventional headstones, these designs will not be installed until the earth has fully settled.
Grief can be experienced after numerous events - the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or even a geographical relocation when friends and family must be left behind. Of course, the most significant cause of grief is the death of a loved one. Like many emotional reactions to major life events,
When Grandma (or anyone else close) is dying we need to consider the children's lack of sophistication about death. But children know more than we think and know it sooner than we realize. It is best to let them in on what is going on in the household to the degree that they can understand. If
A lost love is nothing compared to a lost loved one. As a matter of fact, the death of your loved one can be really sorrowful. However, there is nothing you can do about it. Thus, you just have to accept the fact that your loved one has already completed his mission here on earth and that it is now
Days after a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, family members battled for a proper burial of their loved ones. Yet, despite the deaths and destruction, the people struggled to survive. While not in such desperate circumstances, perhaps you too have suffered the dea
When I was real young, we used to attend a church a few blocks from our house, and we quit going to that church, because they kept asking for more, and more money. First it was $5, or $10 dollars, and the next thing you know was, they wanted $500 dollars. My parents couldn't afford those kind o
Administering pain medications to a terminally ill loved one can be anxiety producing. Everyone has misperceptions about the use and safety of opioids. Fortunately there are some simple principles to follow that will assure your loved one remains comfortable for the duration of their illness.
With many people wanting to turn back their ways to a simpler, healthier green life, comes a new thought about how to leave as little impact on the earth as possible in your death. In past history, when people died they were wrapped in a blanket and placed in the ground. Their bodies decomposed quic
To help the bereaved family members and some close friends deal with death and to help them tread this somehow unfamiliar territory, they hold a memorial service in the name of their departed loved one. This funeral service also serves as their avenue to pay their last respects and bring closure to
Headstones are typically used as the memorial of any person who has passed away to serve as a remembrance of their life. The head stone is usually installed in a chosen cemetery and this is mainly done as the identification mark since there are many people resting in the same cemetery.
The layout of an obituary has some specific sections that can be included.If you've already gathered some information for the eulogy, you may have most of the information you need for the obituary. Other than the name and the date of death, all other parts are not essential and can be listed in
As seniors we naturally begin worrying about our eventual death and what will happen after you die. Most of us have difficulty anticipating the decisions that family has to make after a loved one's death. This article discusses the trauma of death, and the hundreds of details that have to be ha
Intestacy simply means that a person has died without leaving a valid Will and that their Estate will therefore be distributed according to the laws of intestate. Should the deceased leave behind a spouse and children, then up to 250,000 pounds and all personal possessions will normally be left to t