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.
New Year Eve is really hard when your grieving and a widow. Everything about the holidays is hard and then at the end you are faced with the “couple” night of the year.
Widows have a hard time during the holidays being social, going to parties and they often wear a mask hiding their pain. Here are a few tips to help you handle the holidays when grieving.
The holidays are hard and it doesn’t matter how many years have gone by without our loved ones. As a widow the holidays highlight just how lonely we are and we need to acknowledge our grief. To help with Holidays … Read More