Posts filed under: Relationships

Short and Sweet Summary: It’s no secret grievers make people anxious because they don’t know what to do or what to say or how to act around those who suffer. Lift the anxiety burden on yourself and others with these communication tips to improve your relationships. It’s no surprise that...
Not even thirty days after my husband’s incurable brain tumor diagnosis, he penned his own goodbye letter. He knew his Glioblastoma Multiforme tumor would kill him. He knew time wasn’t on his side. So, while he was still of sound mind, he wrote his own goodbye letter to let everyone...
Short and Sweet Summary: Questionable communication and social skills are on display when you come across some of the astonishing things people say to grieving widows. Don’t you wish people said nothing at all rather than blurt out some of these zingers? Have you ever come across those folks who,...
Short and Sweet Summary: When you’re grieving, doing even mundane things takes extra effort. But what about the not-so-mundane things? The things you can’t necessarily check off on a to-do list? Because managing grief requires stamina and internal fortitude, don’t sabotage your efforts by forgetting to do these 7 important...
Do you have teenagers who like to argue? I do. Grrr…. My oldest is like the Energizer Bunny of arguing. All-time champion, willing to die on the hill, and refuses to concede defeat. It’s irritating as hell, not to mention exhausting. I admit this quality will serve him well later...
Short and Sweet Summary: Sometimes you just don’t feel very grateful for things that are happening in your life right now and that’s perfectly normal. You’d rather stick a hot needle in your eye than try to write out a much lauded gratitude list. When you’re ready to stop feeling...
Short and Sweet Summary: Grief support groups won’t erase the crushing pain. But they will give you a place to validate your feelings and make your grief less isolating. Several grief support options for widows are available if you know where to look. Grief support was a monumental part of...
How many times have you compared your grief journey to another widow’s and thought, “damn…I’m not half as with it as she is?” Let’s see…ummm…(counts on fingers)…lots? I’ve done it. We’ve all done it. It’s like when you feel overwhelmed and out of sorts, why not compare yourself to others and...
Short and Sweet Summary: How can you get what you want? By asking for it. It’s a simple concept, but hard to actually implement. You don’t get what you don’t ask for, so if you really want something bad enough you must get on with your vulnerable self. It will...