Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT
Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT
Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT
Psychotherapy Strategies for Grieving & Living Fully
Psychotherapy Strategies for Grieving & Living Fully
Psychotherapy Strategies for Grieving & Living Fully

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Healing Daily Losses

Seven Tasks of Grieving

Creating a Sanctuary

Ten Steps to Grieving the Loss of a Parent

How You Can Support a Grieving Friend

Writing a Letter to a Deceased Loved One

Writing a Letter to a Deceased Loved One

Writing a letter is a powerful way to reconnect with a loved one after he or she has died. Here are some sample questions you might ask yourself as you write:

  • What experiences have I been through since my loved one's death?
  • What do I miss?
  • What do I regret?
  • What issues in our relationship remain unresolved?
  • What do I appreciate?
  • What have I learned about myself, my loved one, and my relationship?
  • What do I want to carry on?

Ask yourself the following questions after you have written your letter:

  • Was I open and honest?
  • Did I express my love and appreciation?
  • Did I address unresolved issues in our relationship?
  • Do I still feel regrets?
  • Are any resentments still bothering me?
  • Is anything left unsaid?
  • Do I feel forgiveness? Do I feel more understanding?

From the article, Love After Death.

Alexandra Kennedy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Cruz, California
(831) 464-2083
alexandra@alexandrakennedy.com

Alexandra Kennedy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Cruz, California
(831) 464-2083
alexandra@alexandrakennedy.com