Tag Archives: Death of a Spouse

Broken Heart Syndrome and Dying Together – Or Not

Finding meaning in a couple's life and death journey

There are numerous touching stories about broken heart syndrome, in which long-time couples die moments or days apart. The family is sad, but comforted by the belief that “they wanted to be together” at the end. Like many, I love these … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Foreign Cities by Elizabeth Scarboro

A woman’s memoir of young love and learning to live life to the fullest in the face of her husband’s impending (yet with an uncertain timeline) death from cystic fibrosis

What if, as a teenager, you fell in love with a peer who was already facing their middle age years as well as dealing with declining health that would lead to eventual death at a relatively young age from a … Continue reading

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How a Bride’s Photoshoot Helped Heal the Loss of a Fiancé

Janine's fiancé died just before their wedding — and she found a unique, powerful way to grieve

“I began to develop a plan,” explained Matt Adcock, “one that would involve a symbolic and ceremonial liberation from grief.” It’s important to understand that Adcock does not work in the funeral industry — nor does he work in counseling, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Unremarried Widow” by Artis Henderson

A young widow overcomes the challenges of grieving while learning to live without her love.

Falling in love is tough. You must open yourself up and allow yourself to be vulnerable for another person. But falling in love with someone who risks their life on a daily basis seems tougher—an experience recorded in Artis Henderson’s beautifully … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part: Elderly Couple Leave Life Together

Edward Hale stayed by his wife's side until the New York couple shared their final breaths before dying.

Few can literally say they loved their husband or wife until his or her last breath – but New York resident Edward Hale is one of the rare cases who kept the marital promise « Till Death Do Us Part … Continue reading

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“I Am Breathing”: A Man’s Battle Against Motor Neurone Disease

Morag McKinnon's documentary follows the final months Neil Platt's life with the radically degenerative, fatal illness

  I Am Breathing (2013) is an intimate documentary on architect Neil Platt’s final year of living with motor neurone disease (MND). Platt’s friend and director Morag McKinnon started the project in 2008 with the hopes of chronicling Platt’s experience … Continue reading

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