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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.

Overcoming the “What-Ifs”

There is something unnatural about talking to your husband and then within hours, he’s dead. I became a widow with no warning other than my hubby just wasn’t feeling well. Not feeling well comes with an expectation that the person will get better. Not feeling well...

Get Over It? We Live Grief Everyday!

Today, I am angry. I’m angry because so many in the widowed community are told to “get over” it. To just “move on”…to “stop holding onto the past”. But there is so much that family, friends and society don't see or refuse to see. Our loss didn’t end the...

10 Times “This Is Us” Got Widowhood Right

I stared at the television. Mouth open. Rebecca Pearson, played by Mandy Moore, had just described my life. Her words were haunting. It appears the writer for the hit show, “This Is Us”, had somehow peeked inside my world and compared my life – the before and after....

Five Ways to Grieve with Hope

As I watched Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech during the 75th Golden Globes, the line, “I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope...

When Grief Morphs into Suicidal Thoughts…

Although you knew his cancer was terminal, you thought he’d beat the odds. You thought you’d be the couple that got the miracle. Maybe his death was unexpected. You thought he was coming home for dinner only to get a call that there had been a horrific accident....

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 Grief Lessons

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...

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