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Hold a Candle for a Grieving Loved One

Family & friends can be your light in the darkness of grief.

By Kathryn Haugen

It has now been six months since I lost my beloved husband, Paul, after almost 38 years together.   I am totally shocked that he is gone and still feel like he will walk through the door at any moment.  

My emotions are all over the place.  I can talk to people about what happened in a calm manner and then crack up looking at Paul’s shoes. Although I am still in the midst of an emotional roller coaster, I can also see that I… Continue reading

Support Groups for Widows

Support groups for widows can be found in many places. I am updating this post since it was originally published with new ideas on how to gain support from women and men who are walking the widows journey.

In the past, I attended a luncheon sponsored by a local funeral home and partner of the LIFT Program.  I wanted to see firsthand what they have to offer for widows/widowers.

The LIFT program is a social support program that  provides monthly luncheons and various other outings and activities. It’s a really good way for widows and widowers to… Continue reading

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