Trusting Your Instincts

For lasting joy you have to learn to trust your instincts for a sense of what’s best for you. Your instinct is like a small voice, a sensation beneath the surface that tells us to pay attention. We are the … Read More

Social Life of a Widow

There is nothing worse than having to leave a gathering of friends to go home alone to an empty house. After the death of a loved one, life is forever changed. You are now a single in a couple’s world. … Read More

Grief and Valentine’s Day

There is no special occasion as hurtful as Valentine’s Day for highlighting that you no longer have your loved one and that you are now a widow. They say grief brings people closer together. It’s not true – grief is … Read More

Are You Ready to Date?

You are a smart and warm hearted person with lots to give and you are missing the love you used to have. As a widow you know what it’s like to have a life with someone to love and you … Read More

Do Widows Have Panic Attacks?

Panic attacks are the most frightening of all stress symptoms and are experienced by approximately one in ten adults. But panic attacks can be even more frequent for those of us who are grieving and feeling overwhelmed. A panic attack … Read More

Widows – Are We Resentful?

When you lose someone you love, you may feel bitter about them “going before their time”. It’s easy to resent others that are describing their difficulties with their spouse, child or parent. In your head a little voice is saying, … Read More

Chronic Fatique and Widows

Experts have not yet determined all the causes as there are likely to be many. Chronic fatigue is a poorly understood flu like condition that can completely drain your energy and may last for years. Widows may be prone to … Read More

Is it Depression or Grief?

It’s not always easy to tell the difference especially after the death of a loved one. But depression is very different in terms of duration and severity. Sometimes, the bereaved get stuck in the past and find it difficult to … Read More

How Can We Help a Child Grieve?

Sometimes we get so lost in our own grief that we forget the young and how different they may be processing the death of our loved one. • Begin to talk to them before the death occurs. This will give … Read More

Why is the Dealth of a Parent so Difficult?

If an elderly parent dies, their death may be dismissed by: “Oh well, they had a good life, didn’t they?” It may make you feel that you don’t have a reason to grieve. This is not true. . Your parent … Read More

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