Comfort Is Only A Click Away
Laura Emery, Field Editor
Grief, by definition, is a multi-faceted response to loss.
It includes the sensations and emotions of numbness, disbelief, separation,
anxiety, despair, sadness, and loneliness that accompany the loss of someone
or something loved. But if you've ever lost a loved one, or even a beloved
pet, you know that the definition of the word grief can never fully describe
the experience as felt first-hand.
When dealing with grief, its helpful to know that there
are many sources of comfort that are only a click away.
Coping with the loss of a spouse is often one of the most
difficult challenges in life, whether the spouse dies in middle age, old age
or somewhere in between. The surviving spouse, now a widow or widower, faces
many challenges in coming to terms with a life without their friend and
partner, this Web site explains on its main page. The site is packed with
helpful resources for coping with the loss of a spouse.
This site is dedicated to helping parents who have lost a
child. When a child dies, parents are forever changed, and the pain is
something only another grieving parent can really understand.
The death of a parent can be a very shocking and
life-changing experience. Suddenly the person that you turned to for wisdom
and advice is no longer available. You may find yourself the oldest
generation of the family. This section offers resources and information for
helping to cope with the loss of a parent.
Pet Loss Grief Support is the first place to visit when a
beloved pet passes on. This Web site is for pet lovers who are grieving over
the death of a pet or an ill pet. Here you will find personal support,
thoughtful advice, The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony, Tribute Pages,
healing poetry such as Rainbow Bridge, and so much more.
For many women, miscarriage is a life-changing event.
Those who have never experienced it may find it hard to understand the
levels of grief that others suffer.
Mourning and grief are natural responses to a loss, even
the loss of a child who has never been held or seen. At this Web site, you
can read articles about miscarriage, and get advice and expert information.
Learn ways to prevent miscarriage and receive support for pregnancy after
The Road to Recovery
This Web site is a great resource because it compiles a
list of grief Web sites based on how youre feeling and what is causing the
grief. There are hundreds of Web sites here, as well as information on the
stages of grief, coping strategies, and helpful sources of support.
Here, you will find comfort, help, empathy and an online
list of support services for those who grieve and experience loss, death,
pain, tragedy or suffering.
The Healing Place offers grief support for children and
teens dealing with grief associated with the death and loss of loved ones.
According to this Web site, it is in the sharing of the
losses of many hearts that our own heart begins to heal. This Web site
reminds visitors that they are not alone in their losses or their feelings
of grief, that someone else will have experienced similar losses and
survived. As those who are grieving recognize that others have lived through
loss and survived, they will begin to realize that they can survive their