Losing someone you love is devastating. It shatters your whole world. The ache can be persistent, long after you've stopped crying.

Is there ever a way to live through these kinds of profound losses? There can be, but the way through differs for each person. For some, it's helpful to have someone accompany them through that most difficult journey. There are things you can do, and some things you can come to understand about you, the other, and the richness of the relationship that may help you heal.

"But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it . . . . Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was."

-- BRETT FAVRE

"What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

-- HELEN KELLER