Posts Tagged ‘widowed’

Facing Valentine’s Day as a Young Widow

Congratulations—you’ve made it through the holidays. The mistletoe is gone and you’ve navigated creating new traditions, continuing old ones, and/or taking a break from the holidays altogether. For those whose spouses died, however, the Valentine’s Day candy and advertisements that pop up even before you’ve taken down the Christmas tree offers a stark reminder that…

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Young Widowhood—Children

Many deaths come with a cascade of losses—the loss of hopes and dreams, the loss of specific traditions, the loss of your relationship with specific family members. When your spouse dies young, one of the biggest losses relates to children. If you already have children, you’re grieving not just the loss of your spouse but…

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Young Widowhood—Dating and Sex

Most young widows eventually feel ready to date and perhaps even marry again, but most find that everything related to dating and sex is more complicated as a widow than it was as a younger single person. In the dating world people talk about baggage—and while your late spouse isn’t a suitcase, most widows do…

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