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I'm Still Paying For My Dead Husband's Cell Phone Because I Can't Answer His Security Question

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.14.2017 | Fifty

Until I became widowed two months ago, I thought death was a finality. After it happened, I would have the time and space to mourn. I’ve since learn...

Stop Telling Me How To Be A Widow

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.28.2017 | Weddings

Before you start tossing around the “H” word ― hussy, the brazen variety ― let me assure you that I deeply loved the man I was married to. But...

Holiday Black and Blues

Mark Liebenow | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

The holiday season began with Thanksgiving. We took a deep breath and stepped on the roller coaster ride that will zip us through an unending gauntlet...

How One Widow Went From Mourning The Passing Of Her Husband To Being A Successful Sex Instructor

Lisi Maldonado | Posted 12.01.2016 | Entertainment
Lisi Maldonado

"In a nutshell, we do it all! I employ 60 fetish masters so it isn't hard to find someone for a session. Just like that" says Leona snapping her finge...

Love Actually: Don't Fast Forward To The Happy Ending

Eric W. | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Eric W.

One of the many characters in Love Actually is a widower named Daniel (Liam Neeson.) While delivering his wife Joanne's eulogy, he gives us a hint at ...

Introverts And Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

People expect you to be emotional at the beginning of grief. Now is the time to share, because two years from now they won't be so willing to listen.

Dating After Death

Mark Liebenow | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

Sometime after the death of your spouse, you will think about dating, especially if you liked being married. This may be in a month; it may be in five years. Whenever you start, you'll probably feel guilty, like you're cheating on your wife, husband, or partner.

Almost Widowed

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Denise Vivaldo

My groom was handsome. I loved him more than bacon. He was the college boyfriend, after my high school dream boyfriend left. Looking back, we were just too f*cking young to get married. But we held love in buckets. Our life would be a beautiful dream.

The Ultimate Survival Guide For New Widows

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

When Peter died, I had to face the practical aspects of living alone. I had to change light bulbs, hang pictures and open jars by myself. So I devised a list of key items for widows to keep on hand to make their lives easier.

Waiter Gets Massive Tip After Being Kind To A Grieving Widow

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.22.2016 | Fifty

Little did Kasey Simmons know that his small act of kindness would be repaid in a very big way. The 32-year-old Dallas-area resident was at a Kroger g...

Kathie Lee Shares Emotional Message One Year After Frank's Death

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty

Reflecting on the difficult year that’s passed since the death of her husband, TV host Kathie Lee Gifford penned an emotional and heartfelt letter d...

7 Certainties When Visiting My 89-Year-Old Mother For A Week

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know I'm not alone. I am an aging baby boomer with a widowed mother who lives 1,000 miles away from me. And there are certain things I can be sure of when I stay with my mom in Ohio.

Reclaim The Bindi: What It Means For Victims Of Widow Abuse And Sexual Assault

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 08.09.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Bindi politics have been around for centuries and is one of the greatest forms of gender-based oppression in our society. I know. I am the daughter of a widow.

The One Word That Gives This Widow Some Comfort

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

Saudade is a Portuguese expression that is almost untranslatable. The best way to describe it is: the presence of absence. It is a longing for someone or something that you remember fondly but know you can never experience again.

How to Survive: Widowhood

Honey Good | Posted 06.27.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By: Susan "Honey" Good Wednesday was National Widow's Day. In one split second, 26 years ago, I was no longer the wife of Michael Forman. I was his w...

Watch One Woman Explain How She Navigates Her Identity As A Mother And Widow

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


How Running Away Can Save Your Life

Fiona Grinwald | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Fiona Grinwald

People say you should never run away from your troubles. I ran as far as I could. I am not a natural runner. The most I could previously run was a...

If You Never Dream About Your Departed Loved Ones

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Are you comparing your dreams (or lack thereof) to the dreams of others? Are you worrying about dreams that you are having -- or NOT having -- about someone you have lost? Let's put those worries to rest.

If Grief Is a Contest, I Win

Melissa Gould | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Melissa Gould

I saw her mind racing. We were around the same age. She took in my long, dark hair, my mostly wrinkle-free face, my skinny jeans... It's not that I look so young, but I don't "look like" a widow. She covered her heart with her hands, I saw her struggle to come up with the "right thing" to say. "Yours is worse!" she uttered. If grief is a contest, I guess I win.

Lessons Learned From Losing a Love

Sylvia Theisen | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sylvia Theisen

I've learned that love and time really do heal -- that's not just corny sentiment. Our hearts are incredibly resilient and it is human nature to find a way to get back up and keep moving forward.

Life After Death: Moving Forward

Melissa Gould | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Melissa Gould

One weekend last October, Antonio and I were staying at a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in the central coast of California. We met another young widow there. She owned the B&B and was inspired, she told us, by the book "Under the Tuscan Sun." Her life changed upon reading it.

WATCH: Widowed Marine Wife Builds Business To Benefit Veterans

HooplaHa | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women

Brittney's loss of her marine husband inspired her to build a business to benefit veterans! At age 20, Brittney met, fell in love with and married Hun...

What I Have Discovered About Grief

Lisa Gastaldo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Gastaldo

"Time heals all wounds" is hollow consolation to someone who has endured the lacerations of loss. I often hear, "You won't get over it, but you will get through it" -- frequently from my own lips.

Healing Rituals for Widows and Divorcees

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.28.2016 | Denver
Nancy Sharp

Audrey Boxwell is a Denver-based chaplain, pastoral counselor, and nationally recognized expert on the healing power of the mind, body, and spirit.

Life After Widowhood: How Looking Up Turned a Cynic Into a Yogi

Fiona Grinwald | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Fiona Grinwald

Because the truth is nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. A day which begins in an ordinary way can end with the extraordinary. And whilst I've learned that this is true for the worst days in our lives it can also, I'm sure, be true for the best. Onwards.