Funerals and Memorials

Online Memorials in the Modern Age: An interview with Mandy Benoualid

Today we’d like to welcome honorary WYG girl, Mandy Benoualid, to the blog.  Mandy is the founder and Executive Creative Director of   Qeepr, a site that brings family and friends together to honor and remember deceased loved ones by linking real life memorials to online memorials and social media. Qeepr provides a platform for online memorial …

What’s Your Question: Should Children Attend Funerals?

I was talking some friends a while back about when they went to their first funeral (that’s what you get when you hang out with a gal who writes a grief blog).  It was prompted by a conversation in which a friend mentioned that he was not “invited” to attend his grandmother’s funeral when he …

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What’s Your Question: Coping When Funerals Bring Up Old Losses

We posted recently about remembering loved ones at weddings and we got a great comment asking us to post about funerals.  The comment went like this: how ’bout a post about how to cope with a funeral? Every time I go to a funeral I feel guilty because I feel like I’m really grieving for …

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8 Guilt-Free Alternatives to a Funeral

Monday we tackled a reader question about whether it is ‘wrong’ not to have a funeral.  Like with so much in grief, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, but there are implications that always need to be considered.  It may be the right decision not to have a funeral, but not having a service may …

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What Your Question: is it wrong not to have a funeral?

Back in September we started a ‘What’s Your Question’ series here on What’s Your Grief.  To those of you who have been waiting with bated breath for the next installment, the day has finally arrived . . . four months later.  Better late than never, right?   To be fair, many of your questions come in …

What to Send Instead of Flowers

When my dad died there were more flower arrangements at the funeral home than we could count.  Though we were overwhelmed by the support of friends and family that those flowers represented, the tradition of sending flowers has always struck me as a bit strange.  Someone has died, so their friends and family all give …


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