Dreading the Holidays?
Is this your first holiday season without your spouse? Are you dreading it, or simply unsure of how to celebrate when you don't really feel like celebrating? Grab this FREE list of ideas of how to navigate the holiday season as a widow.
Writing down our thoughts and feelings is a great way to monitor how much progress we have made on our journey. I have created some blank journal templates that you can print out and use to write your journal entries on.
When we are in fresh grief, there are so many people to contact, questions to ask, and legal entities to alert. It is tough to remember all the contacts, especially in the midst of an emotional crisis. Use the Widow Contact List to help remind you of the people you need to contact or update.
You are such a good speaker. I lost my husband in 2017 as well and I have not been able to put my feelings into words like you have, even with 3 years of biweekly therapy. Thank you for sharing.
I just love listening to you. Even in your dark place you are encouraging. Thanks for being vulnerable.
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I've always liked your videos. I like the honesty but also the hope for happiness. Another site was just a downer. To become a happy widow is a very real goal. Thank you for all you do
When you first become widowed, you must tend to many things in a short amount of time. All the while, you are in shock and disbelief, trying to get your head and your heart on the same page of reality. The time when you would lean on your spouse for support the most is the time they are no longer there. Wading through this enormous transition can leave you in a confused, vulnerable state. Click below for resources for fresh widows.
Once you have taken care of all the one-time tasks: probate, wills, funeral details, life insurance, pensions, etc; you will find yourself wondering: "what now?" It's time to learn how to live your "new normal," but how are you suppsed to do that? And where's the instruction manual for widows, anyway? Click below for resources for widows who are in the Valley of Grief.
Even when we have developed new routines and have learned to live with our grief enough to resume a "normal" life, widows still suffer from long-term secondary loss and changes in relationship dynamics. Sometimes, it is just nice to talk to another widow who just gets it. Click below for on-going resources.
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