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I’ve designed these resources to be simple and practical. Death and grief are hard subjects to discuss, and most people find they need to learn in small portions and talk in a series of shorter discussions. I hope these downloads will help you as you talk about death and grief with those you love.

Five Ways to Love Your Grieving Friend

Have you ever had a loved one ask, “How can I help?” It’s hard to know what to say. Isn’t it? Forward this resource on to a friend, or use it as a check list for yourself. I hope it gives you ideas of how to name the ways you’d like to be cared for and loved.


Talking About Death: A Practical Primer for Couples

It isn’t easy to talk about dying, even though it is the one life experience we will all face. Your willingness to engage with your spouse about this hard topic displays your love for him or her and affirms the value of your relationship. Conversations about death are ongoing. So talk regularly with those you love to amend your wishes as your life changes or feelings about death evolve. This practical guide offers you some basic topics to help you get started. (This guide is NOT a substitute for professional legal, financial, medical or mental health advice.)

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