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First Love

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call telling me that my first boyfriend had passed away. While we had not seen each other in many years, I felt overwhelmed with emotion. “How could this be?” I thought, as I worked my way through a box of tissues trying to figure out why I […]

Dealing with Loss during the Holidays

Here we are in the holiday season being bombarded with messages of Be Jolly! Be Joyous!  Be Happy! Get that Holiday Spirit! Yet, do you find yourself suddenly feeling sad or with a lump rising in your throat? Do you find the simplest song, phrase, or even a smell has you welling up with tears […]

When it all Unravels: Moving On

Our connection to another human being does not occur instantly; when a couple comes together, falls in love, and builds a life together, the threads of their individual lives intertwine and strengthen over time, gradually creating a rich tapestry that becomes their life together. When the relationship shows signs of weakness and begins to fall […]

The One That Got Away

Alfred Tennyson said, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Perhaps it can also be said, “In the winter a not so young woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of Googling old love.”  January can be a bit of a bummer. The magic and merriment of the holidays have passed. […]