Posts filed under: Relationships

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...
Short and Sweet Summary: Your grief journey is different from everyone else’s. Even if you have similar circumstances, you must still chart your own course, grieve in your own way and on your own timeline.There’s no sense in comparing your grief journey to someone else because we all start at...
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...
Short and Sweet Summary: We’ve all had friends who claimed to “be there” for us in any number of ways and just didn’t keep their promises. I’m sure they meant well, but the real truth about faltering friendships that only widows know is when it comes to the cluster fuck...
Short and Sweet Summary: We widows need to stop apologizing for things we shouldn’t be sorry for. It’s time to put a moratorium on saying “I’m sorry” if you find yourself apologizing when grief or happiness or love or any other action or emotion makes others uncomfortable. Do you apologize...
Short and Sweet Summary: Being a solo parent is exhausting on so many levels. The weight of every decision lies squarely with the only parent, decision-maker, and fixer of things. These confessions of a solo parent are where I fess up in order to heave that bulky, distressing weight right...
Do you need a little inspiration to start dating again? Think you’ll never find love again or it isn’t worth the effort to even try? Do you believe in finding love in unlikely places? If you’ve made the excuses, rationalized the hell out of every reason you aren’t entitled to a...
Short and Sweet Summary: It’s impossible for people who’ve never experienced a traumatic loss to imagine the aftermath. This is what I didn’t know about widowhood until I became a widow. I think you’ll agree with me when I say that it’s impossible for people who’ve never experienced a traumatic...
Short and Sweet Summary: Dating as a widow is rife with doubts – can you ever love again? Yes, yes you can. This story is how I met my Chapter 2. Turns out there is an infinite well of love available if you’re ready to tap it. Dating in the...