To The Widow Whose Husband is Alive

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...
Different Paths to Same Widow Title

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

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...