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Does knowing the cause of death help in coping?

Why do I care so much to know the cause of my friend's recent, unexpected death? [more inside]
posted by cellojoe on Oct 10, 2011 - 14 answers

feeling responsible for a friend's death

How do you deal with suicide when you feel (or are made to feel) partially responsible? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2011 - 27 answers

A merry question about funerals and late-stage Alzheimer's :(

How to handle the funeral/remberance of my father, with my mother who has late-stage Alzheimer's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Babar, Mortality and Me

Which of the Babar books deal with death? This question stems from a childhood anecdote that goes a little something like this . . . [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Death As It Truly Happens

What documentaries accurately depict the dying process? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Sorry for the morbid question.

Hospice and palliative-care providers often tell patients' families and friends that as people die, hearing is the last sense to go. Is there any science behind the claim? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Sep 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Electricity... so magical! So deadly!

Am I going to electrocute myself with my home extension cord repair? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Sep 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Reading List for True Blood Character - Life/Death/Spirituality

Give me a hypothetical reading list for Jesus Velasquez of True Blood. (Warning: True Blood finale SPOILERS inside.) [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Sep 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Feeling nostalgia for the present...

Of course all my hoping didn't work, and I'm ageing. The people I love also are, to my dismay. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Sep 7, 2011 - 65 answers

What songs are like Agalloch's "Ashes"?

Death MetalFilter: What songs are like Agalloch's "Ashes"? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Sep 1, 2011 - 15 answers

Death in family – should I postpone my wedding?

We were going to elope to Las Vegas in less than two weeks, but my sister just passed away. I didn't have a close relationship with my sister. Is the timing of the wedding bad? [more inside]
posted by zosime on Aug 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me be a good friend to a grieving family in need, please.

A friend is about to pass away. Please help me be as supportive and helpful as possible for her husband and young daughter during the next few months. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 23, 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

Another moviefilter post - Telling the story of a life through the story of a journey.

Please help me find more movies about journeys leading to or because of a death. (I promise, my interest is not as morbid as it may first appear!) [more inside]
posted by royboy on Aug 15, 2011 - 43 answers

Death finances

URGENT!!! If two people have their name on a bank account and one of them dies, is it acceptable for the other person to continue writing cheques from that account? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Aug 6, 2011 - 24 answers

Future Circus Stunts

Could a running human perform the Wall of Death stunt without a motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jul 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Needing cold hard facts and logistics for after mom dies.

What happens and what to do when I hear my mom dies 1,500+ miles away. What will the landlord do in the short term? Where does her body go? What happens to the cat? The medical bills? How do I unload fine art? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Jul 27, 2011 - 26 answers

support for boy whose mother died at childbirth

Does anyone know of a book or article that might be of help to a child and his family (he will soon be 12) whose mother died at childbirth. He is the nephew of a dear friend, the boy really values family and as he is maturing, realizes more and more, that each birthday also marks the anniversary date of his mothers' death. He is was adopted by a paternal aunt and is being raised in a loving family. If anyone has suggestions on how best to support the boy and his family, it is much appreciated. If anyone has first hand experience with this, your knowledge would be much appreciated. The issue is clearly much bigger than his birthday, but is there any way to help him emotionally to deal with this reality as he matures.
posted by jennstra on Jul 23, 2011 - 10 answers

lying is a sin, but it'll probably make them happy

My father unexpectedly passed away last weekend from a heart attack. I am not religious. Part of my family, and most of our community of friends & extended family, are. Help me navigate the religious talk without either going on the defensive, or being complacent. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Sandman story where Death closes up shop?

Is there a Sandman story depicting the end of the universe? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jul 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Father's Day without a father?

How can I help my wife cope with the death of her father during this Father's Day? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Eek, a mouse!

I am terrified of all manner of bugs, rodents, and other creepy tiny things. I just found mouse droppings in my kitchen. What are the steps I should take right away that my panic is keeping me from thinking of? What steps are totally delusional and unnecessary? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jun 10, 2011 - 10 answers

How to find a birth/death record

I'm looking for a NJ birth/death record for a baby who only lived a short time during the 50's. [more inside]
posted by runnergirl on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Of Death And Medicare Recovery

My father passed away a few weeks ago - I'm the sole heir and designated executor of his will and it has been not too difficult a process even with my depression (partly because he prepared for it very well but also because he had almost nothing to leave me), but I still have worries... [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Jun 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Contracts with Death, German style?

Help me find this relatively recent German film about an old man who tricks his way out of a contract with Death. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on May 19, 2011 - 3 answers

How to make a fair offer on my deceased father's sport car?

A close family member passed away recently and I would like to purchase his car. How do I propose a fair value for this while being sensitive to siblings and the memory of the deceased? [more inside]
posted by dgran on May 9, 2011 - 25 answers

dying at the cemetary

How many people die while visiting a cemetery each year? In the US. Of any causes. Are there any statistics for this kind of thing?
posted by GernBlandston on May 9, 2011 - 3 answers

remembering, supporting, celebrating?

commemorating the 10-year anniversary of a parent's death? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on May 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Supporting a friend who may lose a pet

How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2011 - 19 answers

Till We Meet Again

Help me find this story (or poem) regarding the death of a pet. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on May 3, 2011 - 6 answers

You gave me life but it belongs to me now

How do I stop feeling responsible to my family for keeping myself safe and guitly for taking risks? [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Apr 26, 2011 - 19 answers

How should I respond to "how was your trip?"

How should I respond to "how was your trip?" [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Apr 22, 2011 - 18 answers

My Dad Needs a Better Son or Daughter

There will soon be a death in my family. I'm worried this one's going to be especially hard and I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Which deaths cause angel lust?

Which circumstances lead to an erection after death? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Apr 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Writers or artists who have killed.

Who are artists or writers who have committed murder? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Apr 14, 2011 - 43 answers

Help me find a career working with the dying

Help me find a career working with the dying and/or those close to them. [more inside]
posted by Waldo Jeffers on Apr 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Helpful loss mantra?

Quotations to help with the loss of loved ones? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Apr 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Euthanize now or wait for the next crisis and piss off our nanny?

We're most likely euthanizing our dog this week. I've read previous posts, but want some reassurance. Much much much more inside because I want you to know the whole story. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 3, 2011 - 65 answers

Short Modern Poem To Comfort Grieving Family?

Could you help my friend find a poem to comfort the family of a friend who has just died? The young man had gone through some bumps in his life and was just starting to turn it around, and then, tragically, he died an accidental death. She’s looking for something fairly short (under 10 lines), modern, nothing too literary, and something that celebrates the immortality of family love. I’ve looked on previous Ask MeFi posts, but most of the poems I see there are unsuitable for various reasons. She doesn’t want anything tailored to a funeral; she would like to send this poem directly to the family for them to reread in the coming months (perhaps put on a fridge to turn to for comfort).
posted by Amy NM on Mar 24, 2011 - 19 answers

How I Learn To Stop Worrying and Love the Dog?

First time dog owner here: How do I deal with the fact that my dog will die (eventually)? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Mar 22, 2011 - 24 answers

What do you do at a funeral?

Funeral Question: So my grandmother died. The wake is on Thursday and the funeral is on Friday. I've never been to a funeral before and not any Catholic services before. What's expected of me? What can do to help? Or at least not make things worse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 32 answers

How to explain dog death to a 2 year old?

Explaining near future pet death to a 2-year-old. Help please. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 21, 2011 - 25 answers

deaths in 11th century

we feel sad for people who died a decade before, or maybe even a century ago, but we do not feel anything for the people who died in ten centuries ago? is there any specific term for it?
posted by azar on Mar 20, 2011 - 20 answers

I hit a dog with my car and feel really bad about it.

I hit a dog with my car and I feel terrible. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by treeshar on Mar 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Incorporating the Rosary into a funeral service? Some guidance?

Calling all Roman Catholics, Nuns, and Priests! Help me incorporate the Rosary into a Funeral Service for my best friend! (kinda long) [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Mar 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Collection for coworker

Coworker's relative passed away. Our small office would like to start a collection for coworker. What are the rules here? What's appropriate as far as amounts? Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Mar 8, 2011 - 20 answers

"Angel of Death" does seem a bit too convenient

Is the "angel of death" hallucination a real medical phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Mar 4, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I ask my uncle to hurry up dividing up inheritance?

My maternal grandmother passed away 5 months ago and my uncle has taken charge of handling her inheritance with her lawyer. He hasn't given any updates or information on how the process is going since his initial email 5 months ago, in which he told me that my grandmother had passed and that I would receive inheritance. How can I ask him to hurry up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Three's Company Too

Need financial/legal info about buying a house with someone else. I know YANML and YANMA but wanted starting points, advice, and any stories from people who have been through this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 - 5 answers

So now what do we do?

So we are in an icky situation involving a friend dying of AIDS. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2011 - 35 answers

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