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Death of Husband

Why The Airport Brought My Happiest Memories Rushing Back

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

I did not think JFK would be different from any other airport I have traveled through in the recent months. Hey, look! They all have three letters: BOS, SFO, CLT, RIC, SBA, ETC. My famous battle cry, "How hard can it be?!?!" showed me just how hard it can be.

Love Letters From the Past, or Present or Future

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

The letters were written in 1968. I was 17. They are stream-of-consciousness letters from the late sixties. Love letters.

Losing a Spouse to Cancer

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

For all who have lived through these long, protracted battles, I dedicate Memorial Day to our spouses, our loved ones, who finally succumbed. But not with a fight. A national holiday to honor their true fighting spirit. And a way for us to always remember.

I Can Find Myself Whole in the Dimension of Grief

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

We sit on her balcony overlooking the ocean and talk and cry together. She suggests we drive into Santa Barbara and do a little shopping. What a delightful idea. But driving through the town overwhelms me with memories

Newton's Third Law of Grieving

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

Everywhere I look I see evidence of my past life with Rob, of who I was and where I was going. I can not see beyond it.

I Do Not Need Fixing. I'm Just Grieving the Death of My Husband.

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

I painted her a picture of my current situation. An abridged version of my husband's two-year battle with cancer and his death four months ago.

How Many People Does it Take to Fill the Hole in My Heart After My Husband Dies?

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

Looking back over what I have done and with whom, I am staggered to realize it has taken 18 people to keep me on an even keel for two weeks.

How I Began Life Over Again After The Death Of My Husband

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

After two exhaustive rounds of chemotherapy over a couple of years, Robert, my husband of 42 years, could just not ever get warm. The heat was set up high, there were heaters in every room and we got an electric blanket for the bed.

How Does Anyone Know I'm Grieving the Death of My Husband? Widows Used to Wear Black

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

I want to walk around with a big sign that says, "I am in mourning, handle with care." I lost my husband, my best friend and my soul mate, all rolled into one.

Coming to Terms With the Death of Loved Ones, From Several Points of View

Ken White | Posted 10.24.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

Before returning to the SF Bay Area in 2002 to work for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, I spent almost a decade at the Arizona Humane Society.