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A Widow or Widower’s Guide to Finding Happiness This Fall

With summer having drawn to a close and the prospect of winter on the horizon, it’s easy to find yourself hitting a low spot. However, in between summer and winter comes autumn; a time to enjoy the seasonal colour and a gradual transition into our boots and winter sweaters.

Acknowledging International Widows Day

June 23rd is International Widows Day, a day which seeks to raise awareness of the plight of the estimated 258 million widows throughout the world, almost one in ten of whom live in extreme poverty and deprivation.

Woman seated on a bench reflecting

How to Deal With Grief

Coming to terms with the heartache of losing someone you love and facing up to the future, is something that can only happen when you’re completely ready.

widower sitting down, using his mobile phone

Keeping in Touch With the Outside World (and Making the Best of a Tough Situation)

Finding yourself widowed and perhaps living on your own for the first time in a long while and getting used to a new way of life without your late partner, will be hard. Then, suddenly being unable to socialise with friends and family because of the current situation, means there is the potential for the grieving process to become all the more difficult.

widowed mother with child by a Christmas tree

Getting Through the Holiday Season

If you are recently bereaved and this is the first Christmas without your partner, you will probably find the days ahead difficult to negotiate. The planning and events involved during the lead up to the holiday season will be a reminder of when you used to share this time with your partner.

a daughter consoling her mother on a sofa

What to Say to a Grieving Widow or Widower

When supporting someone who is going through the grieving process, the best thing you can do is listen. By simply listening to whatever it is they have to say, without passing judgement or steering the conversation in a particular direction, you give them the opportunity to come to terms with what has happened in their own time.