One Way Of Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One

coping with the loss of a loved one

By Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling site, podcast and app, Love Essentially columnist and author

People have different ways of coping with the loss of a loved one. Here is a story about one way I found comfort when my dad died. I wrote it with the hope that it might help others.

When you’re mourning a lost loved one, how do you keep the conversation going? by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

For as long as I can remember, my dad has been the first person I call when I have good news, especially when it comes to my professional life.


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Because he was so successful in his own business endeavors, it has always given me great joy to let him know the minute something good happens when it comes to my career. When I got my first job out of college, my dad was my first call. When I found out I won the distinguished sales award for my company — which meant an all-expenses-paid trip to a five-star resort in Arizona — I called my dad. When I got my first on-air reporting job, who did I call? My dad. And, when I won the President’s Club award — another trip, this time to Hawaii … Dad was the first to know.

So, last week, when I landed a big client at work, I couldn’t wait to call my dad and let him know.

There was only one problem. My dad is no longer living. He passed away last year.

Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Media Group

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Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorced Girl Smiling is here to empower, connect and inspire you. Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the site, the podcast and the app. A former television journalist and newspaper features reporter, Pilossoph is also the author of four novels and the writer of her weekly relationship column, Love Essentially. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism and lives in Chicago with her two teenagers. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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