Suggestions that help widows and widowers mourn well so they can go on to live and love again
Part of the Healing Your Grieving Heart series, which includes The Adult Child's Grieving Heart (1879651319), Healing Your Grieving Heart (1879651254), Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids (1879651270), Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens (1879651238), and Healing Your Traumatized Heart (1879651327)
Helping widows and widowers learn how to cope with the grief of losing their helpmate, their lover, and perhaps their financial provider, this guide shows them how to find continued meaning in life when doing so seems difficult. Bereaved spouses will find advice on when and how to dispose of their mate's belongings, dealing with their children, and redefining their role with friends and family. Suggestions are provided for elderly mourners, young widows and widowers, unmarried lovers, and same-sex partners. The information and comfort offered apply to individuals whose spouse died recently or long ago.
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, serves as director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He writes the "Children and Grief" column for Bereavement Magazine and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and Today. He is the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart, Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.