I recall vividly my first Valentine’s Day as a widow, four years ago. I knew there would be no one to buy a small chocolate gift for, nor was there a gift to be received from my husband who had passed … [Read more...] about Single and Valentine’s Day – Make it Fun!
My kids were 11, 18 and 19 when their father died. Many days I felt at a loss as to how to help my boys deal with their grief. How Death Affects The Kids My oldest son moved away from home, no doubt … [Read more...] about Single Mother Raising Boys, Oh, My!
Recently I was asked to describe the best years of my life. When I was younger, I remember summers going on seemingly forever. What wonderful times, playing tag or touch football until dark with the … [Read more...] about The Best Years are Yet to Be, if You Allow It…
You’re a widow, divorced or caught in the midst of life’s circumstances. Perhaps you’d never thought this would happen to you at this time of your life, being alone. Maybe you’re alone by choice but … [Read more...] about Been Out of the Dating Game for A While? Here Are Some Pointers That Will Save You Time And Heartache
As a widow of almost five years I know how hard it is to pick yourself up after the loss of a spouse. In the early days it’s sometimes difficult just getting out of bed. You wonder if that numbness … [Read more...] about How To Start Living (and Dating) Again After The Death Of Your Partner
Following the death of my husband, there came a point in time where I decided to enter the dating world. My social life had been reduced to people I saw at work and my kids’ friends. Living in a small … [Read more...] about Dating After 50 – Welcome to the 21st Century!
A life change from married to widow is not an easy transition. Whether you’re ready or not, a new life takes shape and somehow we must learn to adapt. Some days even the smallest change in our life … [Read more...] about Coping With Life After the Death of a Spouse
Is there a difference in dating after loss of a spouse or following a divorce? Each occurrence is a major life change, subject to emotions of loss and anger or perhaps betrayal and abandonment. Some … [Read more...] about How Dating Is Different After Divorce Or The Death Of A Spouse…