Barbara and George H.W. Bush died just eight months apart. It's brought to mind the "widowhood effect" — how the loss of a spouse can increase the risk of death.
Friends may be well-meaning, but still wrong.
Her late husband’s family actually brought it up.
I was mourning my husband's death and the loss of America as I knew it.
I'll grieve however I damn well please.
A widow who lost her spouse 3.5 years ago recently created a profile on an online dating site. She began chatting with a
Sometime during the holidays, you will probably be in a café by yourself, or at a bar, or in a chair at home looking out
"First of all, you have to be 18 years old or older to navigate my site. Once you're in, you're invited to peruse the menu
People expect you to be emotional at the beginning of grief. Now is the time to share, because two years from now they won't be so willing to listen.
You will know when the time is right for you.
This Post originally appeared on the website, Young, Widowed & Dating. YW&D is dedicated to helping the young, widowed community
Sometime after the death of your spouse, you will think about dating, especially if you liked being married. This may be in a month; it may be in five years. Whenever you start, you'll probably feel guilty, like you're cheating on your wife, husband, or partner.
My groom was handsome. I loved him more than bacon. He was the college boyfriend, after my high school dream boyfriend left. Looking back, we were just too f*cking young to get married. But we held love in buckets. Our life would be a beautiful dream.
When Peter died, I had to face the practical aspects of living alone. I had to change light bulbs, hang pictures and open jars by myself. So I devised a list of key items for widows to keep on hand to make their lives easier.