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Whether you’ve been widowed six months or six years, the grief and pain of losing a spouse or partner never goes away. Join me as I share my own story and those of others from the young and widowed community. Let me know what topics hit close to home, which posts you draw strength from or how you’ve been inspired to keep moving through the overwhelming pain. It’s a place where you’ll always feel connected, knowing there are other young widows and widowers across the globe who understand the many emotions that come with being young and widowed.

Dear Non-Widowed Community

Dear Non-Widowed Community: In almost every aspect of our life, we get to love more than one of something. We get to love multiple children…numerous friends…more than one pet…many different books, foods, places, etc. Doesn’t it stand to reason that we can love more...

The Struggle With Moving Forward

*This blog post originally appeared on the Hope for Widows website. I’ve been told it won’t happen...can’t happen. But it’s already started. I’m forgetting my husband. Don’t get me wrong. Our love will always be something that I cherish for the rest of life. Our...

Five Lessons Slime Taught Me About Grief

At a fair this weekend, a well-intentioned vendor gave my kiddo a package of orange slime. She couldn’t contain herself and demanded we return home so she could play with it the way she’d been instructed: on the kitchen table. What started off as fun at the table soon...

Claim Your Joy Despite Widowhood

As I stood at my husband’s grave looking down at his headstone, I noticed the date of his death. I have survived 68 months. On Day 1, I never imagined Month 1 let alone Year 1. I never thought I would ever get to a place where the pain of his death didn’t leave me...

To The Widow Who is Fed Up with Dating

Some days your emotions range from patiently waiting on the right guy to anger and frustration. You’ve spent countless hours online scrolling through dating sites and each time ultimately ends with your swearing you’re done for good. Done with lies. Done with the...

To Widow Whose Chapter 2 Failed

It had been so long since you felt butterflies. After what felt like a lifetime of scrolling and swiping, you finally were able to connect with someone who was “normal”. Perhaps, you reconnected with a former classmate a few years after the death of your spouse. It...

Dating While Grieving

I read once that it takes someone with super human qualities to love a woman who is widowed. He needed to have the patience of Job and the strength of Superman to understand that our hearts are big enough to love him and our late spouses at the same time plus deal...

Every Widow Does Not Need a Savior

I often see stories by my fellow widows who meet a great guy post-loss - their ‘Chapter 2’ as they lovingly refer to them. The widow was deep in her grief, didn’t know her up from down and was unsure how to move forward with her life. Then she met him. He understood...

To The Widow Whose Husband is Alive

I know you wavered in your decision to hit “Join”. In your heart, you felt you’d lost the man you married but would anyone else? Would the ladies in the group who planned a funeral or a memorial service understand that although you didn’t have to wear a black dress as...

My Dead Husband. My Right to Grieve

Hey, you! The one commenting on the fact that I just posted about my upcoming wedding anniversary despite the fact I lost my spouse two years ago. And, you over there…the person whispering about my tagging my husband in my vacation photo with the kids, even though his...

Loving Again: No Choice Required

When I met my hubby, I was in a long-distance relationship with a college classmate. I was honest and upfront with my hubby but not quite so open with my boyfriend. Eventually I realized that I loved them both and knew I had to make a choice. Obviously, my hubby won....

Different Paths to Same Widow Title

I was not there. I don’t know what it feels like to get the devastating diagnosis or how you put on a brave face after hearing, “There are no other treatment options”. My widowed story doesn’t involve encouraging my husband not to lose hope while deep inside knowing...

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