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Estate Planning: Why Same-Sex Couples Need To Act Now

Same-sex partners who are cohabitating but not married should seriously consider creating end-of-life documents, even if they are young. Unfortunately, same-sex couples do not enjoy legal protections afforded others.

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The Call for Compassion in the Age of COVID-19

In the age of COVID, many of us are anxious about our health, our loved ones, even the economy. Practicing empathy and compassion towards your fellow humans will help all of us get through this pandemic together.

Category: Loss

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Sitting Shiva in the Age of Coronavirus

Coronavirus has impacted everything, even how the Jewish community experiences mourning. In the wake of COVID, sitting Shiva has gone online, switching to Zoom or Skype and adjusting how mourners process their loss.

Category: Loss

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Grief Etiquette in the COVID-19 Age

Losing a loved one during COVID-19 can make a tough time even more difficult. The memorial industry, like most others, has been been changed by coronavirus.  And so too have etiquette norms for the bereaved.

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Grief, Faith, and Coronavirus: How the Pandemic Has Changed End-of-Life Religious Practices

With stay-at-home orders in place due to coronavirus, end-of-life practices have received a drastic upheaval. Religious officials from almost every faith are finding creative ways to offer end-of-life care.

Category: Funeral Loss

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Handling Loneliness After a Loved One Passes Away

Dealing with the loneliness you feel after the loss of a loved one is a difficult task. It's easy to make excuses to engage in destructive behaviors. Here are some ways to stay healthy as you process your grief.

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Helping a Grieving Loved One

Helping a loved one through the grieving process can be a seriously trying time - for you and them. Understanding grief is key to providing the appropriate love and care to someone suffering such a painful loss.

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Ways To Honor Those You’ve Lost

When we lose someone, we often want to come up with a way to properly memorialize them and honor their memory. Here are some simple yet powerful ways to pay your respects to your dearly departed friends and family.

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How To Avoid Outlawing Grief

'Outlawed grief' is when one person makes another feel their grief is unwelcome. Even the best-intentioned turns of phrase can cause harm. Avoiding outlawing grief will keep those in mourning from feeling like a burden.

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Don’t Get Scammed! How To Avoid Funeral Fraud

Funeral fraud is one of the most insidious scams, because it targets grieving people at what is likely their lowest moment. Be wary of people hoping to capitalize on your grief, and protect yourself and your family.

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