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Deciding whether or not to continue wearing your wedding ring after the passing of your spouse is a deeply personal choice, and there’s no right or wrong answer. Some people choose to keep wearing their ring as a symbol of their enduring love and commitment, while others may choose to remove it as a part […]

February 1, 2024

marcie

1st MONTH

Grief is the normal process of dealing with a significant loss, such as losing your spouse. It can last for weeks, months or longer and is an individual experience that may vary from person to person. I think grief looks like I’m all over the place instead of on a straight line.  The following are […]

January 13, 2024

marcie

1st MONTH

The loss of a spouse is a deeply emotional and challenging experience, and it can unfortunately lead to significant changes in relationships. There are several potential reasons why some friends may have distanced themselves after your husband’s passing. While these reasons may not apply to all individuals, they can shed light on common factors that […]

January 2, 2024

marcie

1st MONTH

Losing friends after becoming a widow can happen for a variety of reasons, and it’s a common experience for many people who have lost a spouse. Here are a few potential reasons why this might be happening: 1. Change in Social Dynamics: When a person becomes a widow, the social dynamics within their friend group […]

December 20, 2023

marcie

1st MONTH

Navigating sexual intimacy after the loss of a loved one can be a deeply personal and complex experience. Grief can have a significant impact on a person’s emotions and their ability to engage in physical and emotional intimacy. It’s important to recognize that there is no right or wrong way to approach this issue, as […]

December 5, 2023

marcie

1st MONTH

Have flowers ever bothered you after a funeral? After the loss of a loved one, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience a wide range of emotions, and these emotions can be triggered by seemingly ordinary things, such as flowers. While the reasons for feeling a certain way about flowers or any other reminders of […]

December 5, 2023

marcie

1st MONTH

                  Having your spouse die is an extremely emotional experience. I didn’t realize how many things it would make me re-think!  It made me question my very identity. I had a complete loss of self. I wasn’t expecting this at all. Most things that I was a […]

March 29, 2023

creative

1st MONTH, TOOLS

My new widow friend just called me and said “He passed away! What do I do with his things?” Ouch. That hurts my heart because I remember going through this myself. I didn’t do anything with most of it until more than a year after his passing. His office, closet, and bathroom were the hardest […]

September 10, 2022

marcie

1st MONTH, QUESTIONS

What I did the first few months after loss when I was anxious? Ran like crazy, did as many spin classes as my gym offered and kickboxing, pilates, yoga, weights. Anything so I didn’t have to go home. Anything so I could feel my legs hurt instead of my heart. I know it wasn’t the […]

April 29, 2022

marcie

1st MONTH

  Why Didn’t God Take Me Instead? This is a very common question to ask. We ask this question and many more because our brain is trying to process what happened. Our brain’s main function is to protect us, so it’s doing its job trying to figure out how you could have fixed this or […]

August 5, 2021

marcie

1st MONTH, QUESTIONS

This a question I hear all the time… When is the best time to change my social media status from married to widow? This is a big one even though that may sound crazy. It’s kind of like telling people some deep stuff that’s in your heart or where you are at in the grieving […]

April 10, 2021

marcie

1st MONTH

Now that the funeral is over you will start getting a ton of mail. It was overwhelming to me! My mom came to my house a couple of times a week to help me sort it out, call who I needed to, turn in important papers, deal with life insurance, apply for Social Security, etc. […]

May 21, 2020

marcie

1st MONTH