To the widow who feels aged, out-of-date or useless in the dating game: You're not alone and here are a few tips that I've developed specifically for you... You’ve grieved long enough and cried enough tears to age yourself twenty years. You may be in your tenth year of widowhood or ...
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The other night I happened to be in a jacuzzi with three men and a bottle of whiskey. You know, just a typical Sunday night for Yours Truly. As whiskey-laced conversations often go, ours became deeper with each pour. A discussion of friends these men had lost to suicide arose ...
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I think that anybody who has followed me from the start or takes the time to read my work will agree that my writings are an expression of true love, raw grief and an undying hope for a better tomorrow. This post is a little different. This post is being written on February ...
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During my life, I have often sought permission from others to go ahead and do what my heart was telling me. This habit hasn’t always served me well. Consequently, today I want to suggest the following to my widow sisters. Give yourself permission to: ~ forget the stages of grief ...
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I am celebrating a small, yet significant, victory this week: I stood up for myself without having to think it through first. When it was time to let another person know what I found acceptable or not, my response naturally flowed out of me. My good friend and I attended ...
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I have been accused of not helping my friends and adult children through their grief. The truth is my accusers just might be correct. In retrospect, I was totally absorbed in my own grief and, after 6 years of caring for my husband, I felt I had no more left ...
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Even before I became a widow, I was fascinated with Vrindavan, India, which is also known as the City of Widows .  This is a city to which the shunned widows of India are sent by their family members. Here, these widows are reduced to poverty and roam the streets begging ...
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I believe that if you understand the grief process, as well as relationship dynamics, AND how these two are related, you have a leg up on others about understanding life. Please allow me to take you through my thought process to see how I arrived at this conclusion. First, let's ...
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  “The past is never where you think you left it.” -Katherine Anne Porter- When a partner passes, it’s human nature to remember only the good things about that person because thinking about anything negative seems as if you would be dishonoring him. However, the truth is that everyone of ...
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