After a Death:


How to Make the Process of Going through Your Parents’ Photos Easier

I know from experience that doing all that needs to be done after a loved one dies—funeral arrangements, notifying friends, and the list goes on—is daunting, to say the least. What of your grief?

Early in my career as a personal historian, I wrote a guest blog on the topic of going through your parents' photos after they have died; I hoped my experience might help at least one other person. It turned out to be one of the most popular articles I have written.

going through a dead parents' things can be a big burden

I have udated that post here as a free resource to you. Please download it, and feel free to share this link with others who have recently lost someone they care about.

Everyone’s journey of grief is unique, so the time it will take you to feel emotionally prepared to tackle the job of sorting through your loved one’s things is not easy to quantify.

Know this: It will get easier. Be patient with yourself. And above all, allow yourself space to mourn.