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

Planting a Memorial Tree

There are many different ways to remember our loved ones. Planting a tree is just one of many suggestions. This type of memorial can mean a lot to you and family members when dealing with a recent loss by watching … Read More

My Monument for The Gravesite

Two months after Donnie’s death I did our monument. I put our wedding date and picture on it, and had it inscribed with “Charlie Brown and Snoopy Forever”. In the back it has the Serenity Prayer and I believe the … Read More

Love me now …

People come to the funerals of those they haven’t seen or spoken to in years. Why is that when the person would have enjoyed friendship during their healthy days and appreciated their visits even more when they were sick? • … Read More

Organize Your Precious Memories

Nothing means more to us widows than the memories of our loved ones: dating, marriage, children, travel and the list goes on. Therefore, nothing should be more important than organizing those memories. Here are a few simple rules to follow … Read More

A Widows “Stages Of Grief” – Do They Exist?

There is nothing like video’s for telling our stories and sharing information for widows. “Stages of Grief” has been under dispute these last few years.  To hear more about this please go to my YouTube channel and watch what I … Read More

Who Supports Widows?

The questions below will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses in your present network: Name 3 people you call when your down and need encouragement: ________________________________   2. ________________________________   3. ________________________________   Do these people usually make you … Read More

Letting Go of Your Hurts and Pains

We live in a society that loves to make excuses, and one of our favorite phrases is “It’s not my fault.” But the truth is, if we are bitter and resentful, it’s because we are allowing ourselves to remain that … Read More

Advice Widows Have Found Helpful

You will be feeling a considerable amount of emotional pain and it’s normal not to want to be around others in the initial months following their death. While we are grieving we are not our usual selves and you may … Read More

Tell Others How to Help You

Let your friends and family know that their comforting presence (a hug or a touch) is important. They can help with shopping, cooking, errands or drives to appointments. It also helps us to talk about our loved ones and our … Read More

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