We recently wrote a post about grieving the death of a best friend.
Afterwards many people commented that their partner was their best friend, which made their loss feel two-fold.
Today we want to discuss some of the reasons why grieving the death of a spouse, fiancé, girlfriend, boyfriend, or significant other is difficult.
We aren’t going to tell you how to grieve these losses, because we don’t really believe ‘type’ of loss dictates a certain way of coping.
- One-parent families more common in South: About 41 percent of the country's one-parent unmarried family groups with children are in the South.
The Northeast had the smallest percentage of such families.
Here are some major changes demographers note about how American households changed between 19: - Fewer family households: A family household includes two or more people living in the same home who are related by blood, marriage or adoption.
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- Smaller families: The average number of people per household dropped from 3.1 in 1970 to 2.5 in 2013.
- Fewer children: The average number of children per family declined from 1.3 in 1970 to 0.9 in 2013.
Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind.
Brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, or father – all losses are significant.
Some key findings: - Most children's parents are married: Of American parents who live with children under age 18, 76 percent are married, 16 percent have no partner and 8 percent live with an unmarried partner.