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For my family

Accurate, fact based information geared towards the age and developmental level to whom you are speaking is generally helpful. In the absence of information, people often make up their own stories of what has happened. Be together and be available. Realize that not all problems have answers and that not all people want to be helped right now. Accept one another where they are and find your intimate moments wherever (whenever) they may be. “Quality time” is about making intimate connections – not a length of time. Listen, clarify and help each other see things from different perspectives.
Remember to celebrate the life and rituals help acknowledge these positive aspects. Rituals can be remembering special events or activities, birthdays, bringing flowers or visiting the cemetery.

Part of “moving on” is adjusting to the “new normal”. Reconstructing your relationship with the deceased is a process for which there is no time limit

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