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Selena's Husband Shares Rare Adorable Photo Of The Late Singer

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Selena Quintanilla fans got a big dose of nostalgia earlier this week, and we're revisiting the moment for this week's #TBT.  The Mexican-America...

Looking For Love Again: A Widow's Guide

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Sienna Jae Fein

Finding a man with whom to continue life's journey depends on your ability -- and his -- to compromise. But as burdened with baggage as both of you are, it's hard to leap blithely onto the train. How to find contentment together when you're schlepping all that cargo?

Your Pain Isn't Your Fault: Why Some Teachers and Gurus Have It Wrong

Megan Devine | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Pain simply is. It's a natural, normal response to loss. But the literature in the self-help world, in the therapy world, and sadly, yes even in the world of spiritual guidance, is heavy on blame. Grief is considered unhealthy. A "bad" experience.

Widower Says It's A 'Miracle' He Found Wife's Lost Dollar Bill Years Later

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty

ABC US News | World News   In what he calls a "miracle," 86-year-old widower Peter Bilello got a touching message from his late wife wh...

The Truth About Sex And The Grieving Widower

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Women who date widowers are sometimes stunned when an actively grieving man presses eagerly for sex. Our culture mandates no 'correct' grieving process, and grieving is unique to every individual, but most experts agree that men and women mourn in different ways.

Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

Megan Devine | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Megan Devine

In a sense, Memorial Day weekend should usher this country into the griever's world: The every day reality of grief. Memorial Day should (or could) be a time when the whole nation bows its collective head to its collective heart, and says: Ow. Ow. OW. This hurts.

The Love Stories of 'Toy Story'

Eric W. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

In the Toy Story films, the primary personal relationship on display is friendship. And yet, although the films are not romances, there are more realistic representations of romantic love threaded through the three movies than you'll find in a multiplex full of romantic comedies.

Grandfather Reunited With Beloved Dog After Losing Wife And Home In Illinois Tornado

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty

Clem Schultz' life was ripped apart along with the rest of Fairdale, Illinois last Thursday when a deadly tornado tore through the small town. After t...

Widower Says He's 'Learning To Smile Again' After His Wife Died In His Arms On Their Honeymoon

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.20.2015 | Weddings

John McFadden was on his dream honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico when the worst possible tragedy struck: His new bride died right before his eyes. It's ...

Widower Says His Baby Quadruplets Give Him 'Four Reasons To Live'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents

After struggling to conceive for years, Carlos and Erica Morales were overjoyed (albeit a bit overwhelmed) to learn that they were expecting quadruple...

A Widower's 9 Tips For Getting Back Into The Dating Game

High50 | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty

When Gord Smiley found himself single after losing his wife of 28 years, he thought dating again would be daunting. But he got in shape, learned to listen and took up skiing -- and says it worked.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Breaking Free From Psychics and Mediums

Eric W. | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

I've always known that mediums and psychics are all con artists who make their livings exploiting the bereaved. Now that I'm a widower, I've begun to ...

Through Great Loss There Can Be Great Gain

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

Fred's journey through grief is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. He has been able to maintain a healthy, loving sense of connection with Rose and at the same time engage in living in the present, and allowing his life to flourish.

Yagana Shah

This Lonely Grandpa's Reaction To Getting A Puppy Will Move You To Tears | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty

It seemed grandpa just couldn't catch a break. He lost his wife of 63 years and his beloved puppy within a four-month period. But a little surpris...

The Widower

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The longing Barry feels for his late wife, Sue, is palpable. But mid-conversation I notice a shift. He refuses to complain about his loss. Instead, he chooses to be grateful, and gratitude works its magic. It buoys his spirits and mysteriously mends his heart.

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

Megan Devine | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

I could pretend, but that pretending cost me. I could be reasonable, but telling that lie was exhausting. Now, when I read about grief, when I attend conferences that talk about grief, I think about those early days. I think about being reasonable. I think of how ridiculous that is.

'Til Death Do Us Not Part: 5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Deceased Spouse

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

You will likely always long for their physical presence, but recognizing that you still have a relationship is one way to soothe the sorrow. Staying connected fortifies you so that you can engage with life, connect to the living, and make meaning out of your loss.

This Ad Beautifully Illustrates Just How Heroic Single Parents Really Are

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Divorce

Being a single parent is by far one of the toughest jobs on the planet. But all too often, single moms and dads go unnoticed for their tremendous sacr...

How To Find Peace On Father's Day When Dad Is No Longer Around

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 08.09.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Father's Day, 2001. A day that did not start out well. A day on which I had never felt more or completely alone. You see, by the time Father's Day 2001 arrived, I had been widowed for all of five months. As if that were not enough, my own father died two weeks prior to Father's Day.

Widowhood With a Message

Honey Good | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

Live with peace surrounding you. Keep your treasures within eye distance. Arrange a "room of your own."

Why So Many People Go Sideways When Death Visits A Family

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

There is another arena where 'armchair quarterbacks' also exist -- except this time, those who sit in the metaphorical armchairs have the ability and occasionally, the actual desire to wreak havoc, cause pain and outright destroy relationships.

What Is Absolutely Okay To Do After Becoming Widowed

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

The following is a partial list of what it is absolutely, positively OK for you to do after becoming widowed.

Who Needs to Learn the Lessons Of Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

There might be lessons here, about trusting your own heart, leaning into the places you are deeply broken. There might be places to explore, ways to find out if any of your deep self remains, given what you have endured. So learn, yes. Study your own heart, yes.

Why Even Some Experts Get It Wrong When It Comes To Grief

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

It should come as no surprise that I receive my fair share of invitations to grief workshops, grief conferences, grief seminars and so forth. One such recent invitation included a description of a grief workshop that kind of -- well, horrified me.