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When Your Parents Die, What Happens?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 14, 2018 / 13 Comments

Someone said to me recently that when your parents die, if they are old, have led a good life, and are ready to go, then you don’t grieve so much. I have recently discovered both the truth and untruth of this, when my Dad died on 25th September, and then my Mum died just a…

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Christmas: 5 Tips On How To Cope When You’re Grieving

By Jane Duncan Rogers / December 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

How to cope at Christmas when you’re grieving? Is it even possible?  Just the thought of your loved one at this time can be a nightmare, especially when it is a partner, child or other person you were living with. I hope this infographic will help you with managing not just the day itself, but…

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Afraid Of Your Spouse Dying First? Open this…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

The idea of my husband, best friend, lover, business partner and companion leaving me behind was unbearable. It was my greatest fear. Having had no children, the thought of him dying first and me being left alone in the world was something I simply couldn’t bear. So I didn’t think about it – or when…

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How To Be When Someone You Know Dies

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 16, 2017 / 4 Comments

It’s difficult, let’s face it. Someone you know has died. Relatives whom you may or may not know will be grieving. You maybe are grieving, too. How on earth do you acknowledge this?  Here’s an excerpt from my book Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth, where I reflect on the…

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What’s Grief Got to Do With Love? (Different From What You Might Think)

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

What’s grief got to do with love? Well, it’s obvious isn’t it?  For instance, there is a very well-known saying from Queen Elizabeth II: “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Because we do grieve much more over those we love, than those we either didn’t know so well, or didn’t know at all.…

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5 Reasons Why Death and Divorce Are Not the Same Thing – and 5 Why They Are

By Jane Duncan Rogers / July 17, 2016 / 4 Comments

One day, about 2 years after my husband died, I was at a social occasion with a group of friends I’d known for a while. One of them was suffering the aftermath of a recent divorce, seeing her ex-husband on the arms of a younger woman around town.   “Sorry”, she said, looking at me…

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What’s with the Dead Flowers?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 16, 2016 / 17 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post that included the unexpected death of a local man by drowning in the loch just a few minutes from where I live. As I walked past the still, calm water again today, I saw these flowers. I’d love to hear some other perspectives on this, because I…

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Before I Go: Facebook Group

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

I’ve just set up a new Facebook group, if you are interested in exploring the topic of end of life, death, dying, afterlife – anything associated with coming to the end of a life and what that means for you. We’ll be exploring what a body is; what’s the meaning of being alive in a…

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Planning for the Death of a Loved One

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’m delighted to say that Saga online magazine have published my article Planning for the Death of a Loved One today; you can view it here: http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/relationships/bereavement/planning-for-the-death-of-a-loved-one

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