What do you think about dating within the first year of being a widow? This is a complicated topic and even widows have different opinions on this issue. What’s important is that no matter what we think, we always respect … Read More
There are always going to be people out there expressing their opinion about what a widow should or should not be doing. The only opinion that matters is your own.
In another time widows had to wear black for a year and not be seen having fun. Thank goodness times have changed, but yet, below the surface are people still judging widows?
As a widow, I’ve had people say hurtful things after Donnie died. It took me years to realize that they just didn’t really understand how they sounded. I’m sure that most of them didn’t mean to hurt my feelings, but … Read More
Many widows wear their wedding rings till the day they die and others take them off the first year. The key here is that this is a very personal decision and others need to keep their opinions to themselves.
I can’t stress this enough – keeping a journal is a great tool to write out all your emotions. It’s hard to find your balance as a widow, and a journal is a great way to track your feelings, the … Read More
Everyone keeps saying that you will feel better in time, but grief isn’t measured by how much time has passed.
Mary talks about the 5 Stages of Grief in Elizabeth Kubler-Ross book “On Death and Dying” and how these stages were meant for the person who is dying and not for the loved ones left behind.
Widows often feel overwhelmed and postpone making decisions.
Today I want to talk about some of the things you need to watch out for as a widow. You’re grieving hard this first year and you will be facing some major changes to your life style.