“The Sisterhood of Widows” is the ultimate online grief support site for widows and it’s here to help you create a new life after the death of your loved one. The first thing you’ll notice about this site is that it’s not focused on grief and death as much as support and recovery.

I was widowed at the age of fifty and I understand your pain and loneliness. I offer you compassion and encouragement– seeing that you are struggling I am here to help you stand on your own and to say “Yes” you can do it.

Please take advantage of all our resource pages: “Grief to Healing” has resources, support and suicide prevention and the “Community for Widows” has a forum for widows, widow stories and a FAQ from widows.  Take some time reading over the blog postings and become part of our community by commenting on the blogs or in the forum.

For even more support, click on the free articles and audios under the “Just For You” section.  You are not alone and you don’t have to struggle by yourself – we are here to encourage and guide you.

Author and Founder of  “The Sisterhood of Widows” , Certified “Law of Attraction” Facilitator

Early Intervention Field Traumatologist (EIFT) and Certified “Grief Recovery Specialist”


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Grief Shouldn’t Be Ignored
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You may have been independent in your marriage and so you didn’t fall apart due to having to make all the decisions, paying bills etc. but the finality of their death can still overwhelm you.... Read More

Compassion Connects Us All
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Remember how you felt when someone complimented you or did something nice for you? It probably made you believe that goodness is still possible. When there is compassion, feelings akin to happiness suddenly seem possible.... Read More

Acknowledge Our Loss
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Holidays can arouse grief as well as joy. The season will be much more fulfilling if you can find a place for both your grief and the joy of the season. Life goes on they... Read More

I Feel Like Scrooge
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Well, it’s that time of year again, the season for being thankful and grateful. It starts with Thanksgiving Day and goes through till New Year’s Day. Being thankful is a positive way to attract more... Read More

Widows Have Strong Emotions
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You may have strong emotions (like hostility, anger, hopelessness) after the loss of your loved one. Researchers have begun to discover that when widows feel hopeless, their entire physical well-being is at risk. Even more dangerous... Read More

How Do I Survive The Holidays?
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As widows we often wish that we could avoid the whole holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Eve’s) by going away or sleeping through it! You may even feel under a great deal of... Read More

Loneliness is Curable
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At times in my life, as a widow, I have been utterly lonely.  Try admitting this in our culture and you’ll find that the listeners will cringe with a mixture of pity, revulsion and alarm. ... Read More

Why do Friends Drift Away?
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Unfortunately, about two months after you’ve lost your husband your friends kind of forget about it. They dropped over a lasagna or sent flowers. They may even have taken time off work to attend the... Read More

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