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The Business of Obituaries

The Nation’s newspapers currently enjoy a near monopoly in the obituary business, and their pricing reflects that.

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Who Can Write a Better Obituary?

Families rely on Funeral Directors for many things, often including the preparation of an obituary, but that may not always be the best choice.

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The Myth of Celebrity "Deaths in Threes"

It's been said that celebrity deaths always happen in threes. If one famous person dies, two more high-profile deaths are bound to follow. Read more ...

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How to Say "I'm Sorry" to the Grieving Family

The loss of a loved one can be a devastating emotional blow for anyone. As a person goes through the mourning period, in order to provide some measure of comfort, it is important to be able to express your sorrow for their loss.

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Advantages of Writing Your Own Obituary

Though the thought of writing your own obituary may strike you as dwelling on the negative, in fact the opposite is true. Here are some reasons to consider writing your own obituary.

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Tips for Offering Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Loss

Though grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, it can be devastating to the grieving person. Bereavement encompasses a range of powerful emotions that are constantly changing.

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Writing a Touching Obituary: How to Get Your Thoughts and Feelings on “Paper”

An obituary reports the death of a person, but also typically describes the person's life and interests and gives details about the funeral.

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5 Healthy Ways to Cope With Death

When you lose a loved one, it is normal to grieve. The grieving process is unpredictable, but if you had a close relationship with the person, it may last a significant amount of time. Here are some ways to help you cope with a loved one's death.

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How to Talk to Children About the Death of a Loved One

Children become aware of death at an early age through such experiences as seeing dead animals by the roadside and watching enactments of death on television and in films. Their understanding of death depends of their ages and backgrounds.

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What is the Difference Between an Obituary and a Death Notice?

The terms “obituary” and “death notice” are often used interchangeably. However, it is important for a person to understand the differences between the two so that they can properly communicate with friends and loved ones ...

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