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Reentering the Dating World After the Loss of a Spouse

After the loss of a spouse, dating may be the last thing on your mind. But eventually, you will probably want to start dating again. Consider these pointers before dipping your toes back into the dating pool.

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Understanding the Grieving Process

Loss, and by extension grief, is a part of life. Understanding the stages and symptoms of grief is an important part of the healing process. Take a look at this article if you need some guidance on coping.

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Watch Your Words: What Not To Say When Someone’s Grieving

When someone you care for is grieving, it can be hard to find the right words. You may say something that can cause further grief, instead of support. Here are a few things not to say to someone who's experienced loss.

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Ministers: Essential Support When a Loved One Dies

When a death occurs, ULC ministers may find themselves called upon to provide emotional support, or even plan the funeral. If grieving family members have reached out to you, consider these tips as you proceed.

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Helping a Newly Single Parent

If you have a friend who has become a single parent unexpectedly, you may want to help them get through the trying time. From picking up groceries to helping out with the laundry, here are some ways to assist.

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6 Unique Ways to Honor a Deceased Loved One

If you've recently lost a loved one, you may be looking for creative ways to honor the deceased. From creating jewelry to planting a memorial tree, here are some unique ways to remember your loved one for years to come.

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How to Help a Child Through Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is never easy. The loss can be especially difficult for children under 18 to understand. Here are a few tips to help your little one (and yourself) make it through that difficult experience.

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Should My Child Attend a Funeral?

The death of a loved one is tough- whether to take your little one to the funeral just adds to the difficulty. If you're struggling with the idea of taking your child to a funeral, consider these ideas. 

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Who Will Care for Your Pets After You Pass Away?

For most of us, the thought of passing before our trusted pet companions is unfathomable. Yet, it can happen. To ensure your pet is taken care of properly, you should have a plan in place for this scenario.

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Healthy Ways to Mourn

Losing someone close to you can be absolutely devastating; You may feel like you'll never be able to move on. In those tough times, it's important to lean on your support network and stay active to get through the pain.

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