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It sounds like my sister's twins aren't going to make it. Now what?

Family drama: what should we be doing? This was me. Last night, my pregnant-with-twins sister went to the ER with bleeding and what felt like early contractions. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 2, 2012 - 38 answers

How to handle estranged father's funeral?

My estranged father passed away last Sunday. I've decided to attend the funeral. Please help me conduct myself with something resembling grace. Overly complex snowflakey stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Jul 31, 2012 - 23 answers

Grieving for the living?

My sister cut herself off from me over a year ago, and I'm still hurting. Any advice over getting over this at last? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together.

How can you "fake it" or "power through it" or "put on a brave face" to make the holidays as normal as possible, when other people depend on it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 26 answers

It wasn't really that nice knowing you...

How can I comfort the loved ones of a dying person I don't like? And the dying person themselves? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Aug 19, 2011 - 26 answers

My Christmas sucked, how was yours?

Dad is on life support. He has no advance directive/living will. How do we make end-of-life decisions when none of us are capable of thinking clearly? [more inside]
posted by kella on Dec 24, 2010 - 23 answers

When to tell my parents that their beloved cat has died?

My parents are on a long-anticipated vacation overseas. They return in 2 weeks. I'm taking care of their house and their very, very beloved cat (which I was also very fond of). The cat was hit by a car last night and killed; I just found her body this morning. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Mar 24, 2010 - 95 answers

How do I cope with my grieving Mom?

My mother's grief is overwhelming me. How do I keep my cool? [more inside]
posted by Monsters on Sep 5, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me help them now that she's passed on

My grandmother died this morning. I'm going home to help out the family, but I would like to make a list of things I might not remember before I leave so that we don't forget anything. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 12, 2009 - 23 answers

How should I support my family after my dad's death?

My step-father died unexpectedly about two months ago, leaving behind my mother and my 13-year old sister. We are going through the 'normal' grieving process, but I am worried about my family and how they will get by. Is there anything that I can do to help and should I move closer to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 6 answers

what will I do without my parents?

I can't stop obsessing about my parents' mortality. Yes, I will probably seek therapy at some point, but for now it would be nice just to hear how others have dealt with this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Dealing with the loss of a child

Do you have any advice for helping a family deal with the death of an infant, with the added fuck you from god that the mother can't have another child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 - 23 answers

How do I do what I am supposed to do, and will it make me feel any better to do those things?

The new normal sucks. How am I supposed to cope after my father's suddenish death? [more inside]
posted by bash on May 19, 2008 - 29 answers

Does anyone know the kind of book I'm aiming for?

Are there any books you think a smart, grieving preteen would find comforting or of use? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 17, 2006 - 15 answers

How to get my brother some help and stop my family from falling apart?

The Does-My-Brother-Need-Psychological-Help and How-To-Persuade-Him-To-Get-Some filter. [more inside]
posted by ancamp on Nov 26, 2005 - 23 answers

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