A Widow’s First Christmas

If you have a friend or family member going through their first Christmas, you need to tread carefully around their emotions. If there is a get together and they hear that you invited everyone but them, they are likely to … Read More

Being Social As a Widow During The Holidays

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.

Family Traditions Make the Holidays For a Widow

Traditions are more important than ever, as they provide opportunities for widows to think about their family member and renew the love they have for each other. Holidays symbolize our beliefs and they serve a useful purpose. It pushes us … Read More

Holidays As A Widow

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

Sudden Death of a Loved One

  Death of a loved one that is sudden and unexpected can really mess us up. Grief is hard enough but when its sudden we may have unfinished things not yet said or done.  

My Fourth Christmas as a Widow

Here is an entry from my journal seven years ago when I was going into my fourth Christmas without Donnie.   “The season isn’t filled with joy.  Instead, I’m going against the whole season of joy, fun, lights, social times, … Read More

Holidays for Children Who Are Grieving

Going it alone can be tough at this time of the year. It’s crazy to pretend that everything is the same when it’s not. Here are some tips to help your children and grandchildren survive the season without their loved … Read More

The Start of the Holiday Season

Well, it’s that time of year again, when holidays are starting and everyone is talking about being thankful and grateful. The holiday season starts with Thanksgiving Day and goes through till New Year’s Day. Being thankful is a positive way … Read More

What Not To Say To Grievers

It can be nerve-wracking trying to say the “right thing” and many times the very things that people think will comfort us instead only end up hurting us. Let’s look at some hurtful things that people say with good intentions. … Read More

The Empty Chair

Last night I went to my nieces wedding. It’s been eleven years since Donnie’s death and you would think that I would be used to that empty chair across from me – but I’m not and I don’t think I … Read More

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