Posts filed under: Relationships

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...
Short and Sweet Summary: The confusion that follows you around every day is part of learning to adjust to a new reality. It’s really freaking hard to go from one reality to another completely different reality and expect it to be a smooth transition. Living in a parallel universe is...
Short and Sweet Summary: For years after my husband’s death, I only remembered his charming, likable characteristics in an effort to honor his soul. To make his time on Earth mean something. My dead husband’s position on the perfection pedestal rose higher and higher while I sunk deeper into negative...
Short and Sweet Summary: Our kids are learning life’s greatest lessons at an earlier age than most. Although we’d love to protect our kids from heartache and pain, adversity really does breed character. Bad things happen to good people all the time. We can’t prevent the hardships in our lives...
Short and Sweet Summary: Deciding whether you’re ready to date again isn’t a decision most of us take lightly. It’s a pretty big step in our widow journey. But let’s not make it more than it is. Just ask yourself if you’re up for the possibility and see where it...
Short and Sweet Summary: If you’ve surrendered your last remaining slivers of control to grief’s black abyss, it’s time for a friendly intervention. You are in control of a lot more than you think. When your life shatters in ways you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, it’s easy to...
Short and Sweet Summary: Solo-parenting is sheer torture at times. Especially when you have to make decisions alone. And you mess up. Big time. I’ve had my share of parenting fails, but this epic parenting fail takes the cake. Parenting is hard work. Like, seriously hard. I’ve had many parenting...
Short and Sweet Summary: I think you’re awesome. But it doesn’t matter what I think. What do you think? Read on for reasons why you need to remind yourself why widows are amazing – yes, I’m talking to you! You’re amazing, you know that? If you’ve convinced yourself you’re mediocre...