Step 4: Prepare for the Future

Take Care of Yourself

This section is all about better understanding your unique journey with videos and answers from the grief specialists at Brighter Mornings.

Common Questions Answered By Dr. Jenna

By Dr. Jenna Riemersma, a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in grief and relational healing.

Have a difficult question?

Dr. Jenna and the team at Brighter Mornings will send you a personalized video response while keeping your identity confidential and anonymous.

My best friend, who was there for me before my husband died, no longer talks to me and avoids me. Why can’t she be there for me now?

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I feel like I’m going crazy. For a long time after the funeral, I was just numb. I didn’t feel anything. Now I cycle back and forth between crying all day long, then being angry that she’s gone, then feeing numb again. Am I ok? Is this normal?

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The grief specialists at Brighter Mornings offer additional levels of support tailored to your unique needs.

Next Steps

Get Organized

Avoid Common & Costly Mistakes

  • Secure important documents
  • Protect against fraud
  • Make essential notifications
  • Do it right the first time

Manage Assets & Accounts

Navigate the Financial Maze

  • Avoid paying unnecessary bills
  • Close bank accounts at the right time
  • Locate your essential information
  • Find out if you need an estate attorney

Claim Your Benefits

Discover What You’re Entitled To

  • Uncover unknown insurance benefits
  • Apply for veterans benefits
  • Get your social security benefits
  • Don’t miss out on any payouts

Connect with a Pro

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Find experts in post-death logistics and get help managing your grief.

Next Steps

Get Organized
Manage Assets & Accounts
Claim Your Benefits
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Estate Closing Plan

By Full-Circle Aftercare

What you'll get:

  • A personalized estate plan to follow
  • Know if you need an attorney OR if you can save money and do it yourself
  • Speak directly to an estate expert
  • Confidence you’re taking the right steps
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Close Your Estate Faster With Full-Circle

It can take 6-12 months to settle some estates, but our friends at Full-Circle Aftercare often do it in 2 weeks. We don’t get any perks for referrals—we simply want to make you aware of helpful services, and you'll receive a $50 discount  ($399 $449) if you feel their help is needed.


What you'll get:

  • A personalized estate plan to follow
  • Know if you need an attorney OR if you can save money and do it yourself
  • Speak directly to an estate expert
  • Confidence you’re taking the right steps
Learn More

Close Your Estate Faster With Full-Circle

It can take 6-12 months to settle some estates, but our friends at Full-Circle Aftercare often do it in 2 weeks. We don’t get any perks for referrals—we simply want to make you aware of helpful services, and you'll receive a $50 discount  ($399 $449) if you feel their help is needed.