Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?" -Robert Burns My Dear W's, Congratulations! We did it! We survived Christmas. In case you can't find any pride it that accomplishment, don't worry. … [Read more...] about New Year’s Wishes for the Grieving
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“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” William Shakespeare A Wondering Widow Post In a recent conversation about my experiences as a W, a friend asked if I considered myself married or single. Whoah! I had to think about that one. If you feel confused about … [Read more...] about Married, Single, or Widowed?
A What (Not) To Say Post It happens to all of you at some point. You are going along out of habit and start out a conversation with, "How are you Missssssssssssss" and deflate into awkward silence because you aren't sure if it's still okay to call me Mrs. Bain. Or, you meet … [Read more...] about How Do You Address a Widow? Etiquette Says…
A Wandering Widow Post If you thought Thanksgiving was hard on the grieving, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The MacDaddy of the holidays is here, and you can't escape. It's everywhere. Piped in Christmas music, ugly Christmas sweaters (and they are ALL ugly), parties, vacation … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 13-The Belfast Christmas Market
A Friends and Family Post DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. Please call 1-800-273-8255 if you are thinking about suicide, or believe someone else is. My longtime readers have heard me lament that we are a grief phobic society. We are afraid to face death … [Read more...] about Suicide and the Grieving
A Wondering Widow Post The holidays can be brutal for the grieving. Last year I opted out of them completely, despite the many generous invitations I received. Being around that many happy, festive, non-grieving people (even family people) was overwhelming. Curling … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving