Welcome to our Blog

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.

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...

The Guilt of Living in a Post-Loss World

I can remember the exact moment in time I felt happy – true joy – again. I’d been afraid to embrace what was left of my life out of fear that it meant I was forgetting. Forgetting that at just one year into my marriage, I was burying my spouse. Forgetting the man who...

Share This