Friday, February 9, 2007

Guilty Bloggers Should Hold Anna Nicole Smith Wake

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Anna Nicole Smith’s death yesterday (Feb. 8) is not only a tragedy to her friends and family, it’s causing a lot of guilt among the folks who followed her career.

The internet is filled with confessions from snarky bloggers who now regret the comments they made about Smith.

That’s natural according to Roger Friedman, a co-author of the Grief Recovery Handbook (Harper Collins).

He says people who feel guilty about a death “usually wish they could have done more things for the deceased or did them differently or better.”

In the case of family member, Friedman recommends making a public apology to folks who knew the deceased. He admits that’s hard to do in the case of a celebrity.

But there is a way to heal the pain caused by Smith’s death.

Friedman suggests holding an “Anna Nicole wake” with friends and family and either look at her old Playboy spreads or watch tapes of her old reality show.

He suggests a moment to acknowledge that while Smith “made herself into the image of a buffoon,” she was a real person who suffered from very tragic events in her life “but still used what she was given to the utmost.”

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