Stories from Widows

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Widow Stories about life after the death of their husbands.

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End Of The Year 2012

My biggest regret is that my husband and I deferred enjoyment until the kids grew up and before that happened he died. We should have reached out for opportunities to have fun and had more of a social life. We thought that the kids and material things should come first – the big house, vacations … Continue Reading

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Five Years as a Widow

As I begin to take stock of my life and make new and different choices I feel some peace of mind.  I perceive this stage of my journey as a period of reflection and I discovered the wisdom that comes from being able to look both backwards and forwards with a certain measure of grief … Continue Reading

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Action Aid Report on Widows being Accused of Witchcraft

Widows have it hard all over the world and we sometimes forget just how fortunate we are to live in North America.  Here widows have lawful rights and society as a whole treats them with more respect. An Action Aid Report http://tinyurl.com/bmoo2x6 on witch camps, published this week, say that more than 70% of residents … Continue Reading

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Jennifer – A Widow’s Story

Mary I read the advice on your website and it was helpful. I came across your website because I was browsing at the widow and widowers meet dot com dating website. I lost my husband Mark De Selles February 9, 2011. he was 38 and I was 40. I was also 3 months pregnant with … Continue Reading

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Widows and Ways To Change Your Focus

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Make a list of ways that can change your focus and your thinking into a more positive frame of mind.  I love playing music and reading is another way to make myself feel good.  It changes my focus from feeling sorry for myself to relaxing and learning something new. Although exercise is not my strong … Continue Reading

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Travelling as a Widow – Nackawic

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I’m travelling on the road alot these days and sometimes I drive by a tourist area because I’m on a mission to get where I’m going.  But this one hot July day I saw the road sign that said “Nackawic – Home of the World’s Largest Axe” and decided to check it out. I bought … Continue Reading

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Widows and their Funeral Stories

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Widow stories about funerals from the book “The Sisterhood of Widows”.   There is no “sacred cow” when it comes to funerals and more people are adding their own special and personal touches to the funerals of their loved ones. Chapter Two He was cremated and when his ashes went out in the river everything … Continue Reading

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Widows – Life Is Never the Same Again

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As I think back in time my earliest recollection of death was that of my grandfather.  Children have a strange understanding of life and death that often leaves them with a bewildered acceptance. I was young (about eight) and what I remember is that there were a lot of people around and nothing seemed normal.  … Continue Reading

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Smet Monuments and Widows

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I want to thank Steve Spires of Smet Monuments for having me as a speaker at his annual sales convention. I drove down to St. Stephen on Saturday and as usual I’m all keyed up and nervous about speaking to a group about my journey and about how widows grieve and heal.  But it wasn’t long … Continue Reading

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Do You Feel Empty Inside?

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A grieving widow has an empty feeling in her gut; and she may expect friends to help fill it.  You need to express your feelings of grief, but it’s a fine line because if you are continually repeating yourself some of your friends may drift away. This empty feeling is like a big wound that … Continue Reading