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When we join our lives to our partners, we don't think about the possibility that we'll need to carry on alone. To become a widow is like embarking on an unknown path with no clear end in sight, and there aren't any rules of what to do or not to do.
When is it okay to look for love again?
There is no right or wrong when it comes to finding companionship after being widowed. You may feel ready to date sooner than you expected, your family or friends m
by Deb Sims, MS,RNCS,LCSW
When a death occurs or is about to occur, our friends and family members frequently react in ways we don't expect. Some people will immediately reach out and offer appropriate help. Others will be there for the funeral and then be gone. It would appear they don't care. However, in fact, they may care deeply but not know what to do. Sometimes they mistakenly think they would be intruding by calling or stopping by.
So what can we do to help others know what our