These tips and prayers for grieving widows are from Kathleen, who lost her husband after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Read by Martha Whitmore Hickman If you feel helpless and hopeless – and can barely believe you’re a widow or widower.
At first, neither Chaplin's staff nor his associates took her seriously and she was not even given control of her own home.
She gradually asserted her place until, by the time of her husband's death, she was both a respected matriarch and in control of a large financial empire.
She has incredible insight, hope, and understanding about the grieving process.
As a grieving widow, you may find yourself unable to read an entire book about healing from grief; the daily one page entries in this book will comfort and support you.
Oona's children were horrified by her behaviour - and their horror apparently returned on seeing it in print.
Being with people who have experienced similar losses can help you cope with your grief.
Just knowing you’re not alone can be reassuring; spending time with people who care helps you deal with your painful feelings.
I offer a prayer for grieving widows at the end of this article. After I share a few practical tips, Kathleen offers her story of life after losing her husband to Parkinson’s Disease. Everybody is different, which means you’ll grieve differently than a family member or coworker.
There are no easy tips on how to recover from loss and survive grief. Other widows understand what it feels like to lose a husband after years or decades of marriage. Accepting yourself and others’ response to death is an important part of the grieving process!
Many people are now using sites like Facebook and their own personal blogs to deal with their feelings about the death of a loved one.