Monthly Archives: December 2010

Strange and empty

Is this even logically possible? The other side of Christmas, and I’ve had a really good week…again ‘good’ here means I haven’t really thought about Chris at all in a positive, or negative way. (Is that good? I never considered … Continue reading

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Reminders in unexpected places

As people who have lost somebody we may have only known online, we often have to look for reminders of the person in odd places. Often in the case of online loss, there will be posts made by others which … Continue reading

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Real world actions to mark online loss

This is a topic which I feel is very important. It links to the issue that we who have experienced the loss of somebody we knew online may not get the chance to attend a traditional service. I am, and … Continue reading

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Cybergrief and the festive season

Ceremony and ritual are used to mark and grieve any other loss- why should it be any different for us? I urge you to create some form of ritual whereby you can remember the person you lost, and honour them at this time of year, or throughout the year if you so wish. Continue reading

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Short bursts

‘Short bursts’ pretty much sums up the bulk of the grief-work I have done. It’s the only way in the beginning (part of me still says it’s the only way, three and a half years later.) If you’re a stronger … Continue reading

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The Vacuum after an Online Loss

There’s something about the vacuum which seems to open after somebody close passes. Little things which were once barely blips on your radar can suddenly turn into huge things. Continue reading

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Marking anniversaries and honouring milestones

  Anniversaries and milestones make all grief experiences difficult, and they’re often nigh-on impossible to escape. Those of us who have experienced an online loss may not have the opportunity, often will not have the opportunity to mark these dates … Continue reading

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