Tag Archives : Grief

Lifestyle

A musing on remarriage

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
Breakfast this morning with the widower of a friend now nearly four years gone.  He told me he’s getting married in the fall.  Of course, I wished him well and felt grateful that he’d waited this long. Walking home I wondered about loyalty and how to manifest my continuing devotion to the woman and inspiration I miss each day. This…
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Emotional Health

How I stopped hating Mother’s Day

By Phyllis Fanzo Lombardi
I have to tell you a secret. For a very long time, I personally was not a fan of Mother’s Day. It’s perhaps sad, but true. Losing my mom at 14 has made the last 30 Mother’s Days a little empty for me. My mom was powerful and smart, and she gave such unconditional, unbridled love—it’s no wonder the void…
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Books · Marriage & Life Partners

Joyce Carol Oates on grief’s hard comedy

By Chris Lombardi
Unlike her thirty-seven other books, the new collection by the iconic Joyce Carol Oates emerged under a shadow: that of her beloved husband Raymond J. Smith, editor of the Ontario Review, and of a marriage that lasted than 40 years. This week, Oates told Florida reporter Chauncey Mabe that her usually-indomitable writing process had been slowed by the loss quite…
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Emotional Health

‘Hey Lis, Are Ya Havin’n Fun?’

By Lisa K.
“G’nite dad.  I love ya.”  For the last few months I say this out loud with such gratitude every night when I hit the sack.  You have no idea what it means to me that I can go to bed with peace.  You see… I could have been wracked with guilt and remorse for being the Ice Queen, withholding and…
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Emotional Health

Dr. Cecilia Ford on Grief: Part One of A Series

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Cecilia M. Ford, a member of WVFC’s medical advisory  board, has been a psychologist in private practice in New York City since 1987; her current areas of focus are chronic illnes and depression, eating disorders and body image disorders, sexuality and relationships, and  parenthood and careers. This is the first of a series of columns on this daunting but essential…
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