Share if you can relate.

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Seems as we get older that those who are wisest and understand what is truly important in life are those who have gone through the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild. What are your thoughts?

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After a child, or sibling, or grandchild has died, it's a really, really difficult time. All we can do is the best we can do. Please share your thoughts.

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Free Webinar: Why Doesn't He Grieve Like Me? Men, Women and Grief

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Why doesn’t he grieve like me? Ever wondered why men and women seem to grieve differently? On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley and Alan Pedersen, executive director of The Compassionate Friends, explore gender...
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We love when you share stories and photos of your children, siblings, and grandchildren whether here on our Facebook page, our closed Facebook groups, or at your local Chapter meeting.

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Thank you to Rachael McGrady, bereaved mom, for sharing this poem that she wrote.

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Let's share the beauty that our children, grandchildren, and siblings brought to our lives.

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Have you thought about attending one of our Chapter meetings? We have the answers to some of the frequently asked questions before attending a meeting: [ Compassionatefriends.org Link ] Still have questions? Contact the National Office at 877.969.0010 or nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org. To find a Chapter near you, please visit our Chapter locator: [ Compassionatefriends.org Link ]

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A moving TED talk by Kelly Kittel, bereaved parent and author of the book "Breathe" - many of you will relate to what she says - and make sure you stay through to the end with an interpretative dance by 16 young girls while Kelly narrates. [ Youtube.com Link ]

Why We Should Share Our Stories | Kelly Kittel | TEDxNewport

Her talk, “Why We Should Share Our Stories”, demonstrates how humans connect with each other when they share their experiences out loud, no matter how painfu...

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The Compassionate Friend's holds an Annual Walk to Remember in conjunction with the National Conference. Thousands of names are submitted by those who are unable to attend the National Conference so that their beloved children's, sibling's and grandchildren's names will be carried along with all the others in the Walk to Remember. The walkers who have volunteered to do this in the past say...
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Do you agree?

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Siblings, we have opened a chat room on our online support community: Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm EST. Moderator: Danielle.

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Sibling Chat - Tuesday 10:00 PM - Compassionate Friends

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Do you find yourself remembering things as BEFORE or AFTER?

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Our love for our children, grandchildren, and siblings is forever.

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There are not enough words to adequately describe the aching in our hearts.

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There seems to be a taboo in our society about crying, without even an understanding of the reason. Do you agree?

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May you find love and rest today.

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