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Positive Side of Grief

Have You Ever Been Part of a Funeral?

by Reuben M. Chow, Living-With-Grief.com

Have you ever attended a funeral? I’m quite sure you have.

But have you ever participated in one? Read more »

With Us Forever

by Reuben M. Chow, Living-With-Grief.com

I used to spend maybe a few hours a week with my parents. By “spend”, I mean we were physically together; how much quality time there actually was, is another question altogether. Read more »

Being a Living Legacy of Our Departed Loved Ones

During the early days after the passing of my dad in 2005, I was, naturally, feeling rather empty.

There were ‘whys’, ‘ifs’, and ‘buts’. Read more »

Why Me?

by Reuben M. Chow, Living-With-Grief.com 

I was the first among those close to me to lose a parent. And then I lost the other. Each time, I recall having asked “why me?” It’s a common question, which I’m sure many of us do ask when we encounter setbacks in life. I was in shock, and I was 100% certain I would have treasured my parents better if I had seen this happen to someone else first. Read more »

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

by Reuben M. Chow, Living-With-Grief.com

I am a firm believer that there is something good in everything bad that happens, and vice versa. In other words, there are positive and negative elements to every single life experience, regardless of how good or bad they seem at first glance. There are also “good” and “bad” consequences from every event. Often, these elements and consequences may be invisible to us, or at least not easily spotted. Generally, it’s how we choose to look at them. Read more »