A tragic loss changes you. It can make you see the world in a new way. What may have seemed important before, may seem completely different after. These are some things that I have changed my outlook on since my husband died.
When I was ten years old, my father passed away of a heart attack. There were no more weekly lunches at Seymour’s, no more Yankee games, and no more Starbursts.
I had the pleasure of speaking with ABC Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton about her upcoming book, Life After Suicide. Dr. Ashton tells the story of her ex-husband Robert’s tragic death by suicide in 2017.
Even now, a year and a couple months after my husband died, the tears of anger and sadness I’ve shed behind closed doors have all been for HIM, not me.
The holidays are here and my husband isn’t. I’m going to get through it the best that I can, but I am quickly learning that I need to do it MY WAY or I will never get through it at all.
Getting through the holidays as a widowed parent can be challenging, to say the least. We can all use this list of do’s and don’t’s to help get us through.
When one door closes, another opens…unless the door can’t close because your foot is stuck. This is the monster that is “dating after becoming a widow”.
I would like to believe, but I have never been sure if “signs” from loved ones who have passed away are really possible. I sometimes think that maybe we just search for them to make ourselves feel better.