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Saying Goodbye

Finding Ways to Grieve When You Need to Work, Caregive, and Live

Coping With Loss — One Step at a Time

Tips for enduring the grieving process

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Dealing With Grief

10 things to help get you through this difficult time

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5 Surprising Truths About Grief

New research reveals that common conceptions about dealing with loss of a spouse are all wrong

Memories & Legacy

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How to Write a Eulogy

Find the words to honor your beloved family member or friend

Next Steps

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What to Do When a Loved One Dies

This checklist could help you cope with practical tasks during an emotional time

Your Money: Executor 101

5 Things to Know About Being an Executor

Closing out the estate of a relative or friend who has died is an important, and time-consuming, responsibility

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Protecting the Dead From Identity Theft

How you can safeguard your deceased loved ones — and yourself

The Healing Process

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What to Say — and Not to Say

A guide to comforting someone who's ailing or grieving

Caregiver Support

Diverse support group. Find support for caregivers.

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