Caught in the Web

Comfort Is Only A Click Away

by 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 Loss

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 miscarriage.

 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 own loss.



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