Category Archives: Guilt

“Fend It Off” by Kelly Farley

“Fend It Off” I typically do not watch movies that are nominated for or win big awards like the Golden Globes and Academy of Motion Pictures (Oscar’s) because I find that my taste in movies and the people who make … Continue reading

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“Given Permission” by Kelly Farley

  “Given Permission” Some differences in grieving may arise from gender.  It is important to recognize these gender issues.  For example, a man’s feeling of helplessness in the face of grief and sorrow can manifest itself in guilt or anger … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Guilt, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Miscarriage, To the Brink and Back, Tough, Truisms | 2 Comments

“Constant Mind F**K”

Constant Mind F**K A couple of weeks ago I interviewed fellow grieving dad, Bryan.  Bryan’s almost 3-year-old son Charlie had died about 7 months prior to complications with the flu.  I was interviewing Bryan for my upcoming Grieving Dads: To … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Reality, Scary, Survival, Trauma | 13 Comments

“Telling Your Sorrow”

Telling Ones sorrow often brings comfort – Pierre Corneille (circa 1640) Telling ones sorrow seems to be such a simple concept but one we all struggle with. It’s not easy to go to the pain and relive our experiences. It … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Peace, Scary, Survival, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 23 Comments

“Heroin”

Heroin Heroin took my son took him far away I found him on his bed so dead as he lay Eyes closed in sleep spoon on night stand Bloody foam in mouth with needle in his hand This vision haunts … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Drug Overdose, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Heroin, Loss of a Son, Pain, Trauma | 10 Comments

“Crying As I Write This”

“Crying as I Write This” My wife and I found out that she was pregnant on Mother’s day of 2010.  We were both very excited and very scared at the same time. The thought of a second child did what … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Loss of a Son, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Reality, Scary, SIDS, Tears, Trauma | 9 Comments

“Just Got Back from Hell”

The following are lyrics from a song co-written by country music artist Gary Allan.  I am a fan of all music that speaks to me and this song does.  This song was on his album “Tough All Over” that was … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Courage, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Fear, Grief, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Pain, Survival | 6 Comments

“Find A Remedy”

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.                                                                            – Turkish Proverb I think there is wisdom, truth and power in this proverb.  It sounds so simple.  Do you really have two chooses?  1.  You can conceal their … Continue reading

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“The Mourner’s Bill of Rights”

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Peace, Survival, Trauma, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 9 Comments

“You Are Not Alone”

One of my main reasons for starting this blog and the Grieving Dads Project was to let other dads know they are not alone in the pain they feel, the thoughts (good and bad) that enter their mind, physical symptoms … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Peace, Survival, Tears, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments