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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...

6 Valuable Lessons Learned From Growing Up With A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.13.2016 | Divorce

Single parents often don't realize how closely their kids are watching and learning from their positive examples. Below, six writers share the most va...

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.

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.

We Need To Encourage Grieving Men

Mark Liebenow | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

Men need to talk about their grief before their emotions shut them down, their faces go hard, their hearts constrict and turn bitter like walnuts, and they no longer care about themselves or anyone else.

I Miss My Wife, But I Am Comforted Knowing Her Organs Saved 4 Lives

Mark Liebenow | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

Knowing that part of Evelyn is still alive and walking around in four women brings me a great deal of comfort, as does the thought that I might meet them one day.

8 'Stupid' Things Caring People Say About Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

Many people have not lost someone close. They want to help and take the pain away, but they haven't experienced grief and often say what makes those who are grieving feel worse. These are some of the phrases I heard after my wife died. If you're inclined to say them to someone who is grieving, do this instead -- ask how the person is doing, and listen.

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Megan Devine | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy. When my partner first died, I lost my m...

Dating A Widower Who 'Almost' Loves You

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 02.14.2016 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

On occasions when he makes no mention of his late wife, you and your widower have a great time together. He loves the attention you lavish on him and he tries to reciprocate. He takes you to trendy restaurants and shows you off to his friends. You're hoping his friendship will turn to passion.

A Valentine for Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

A year later, after I've forgotten about her and have begun talking to other women, she sneaks up, whacks me behind the knees, and down I go, sobbing. I wail that I missed her, but she brushes me off. Tells me not to forget again. And she's gone.

Widower's Definition Of Love Could Impress Shakespeare Himself

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Even Romeo and Juliet's legendary romance can't beat one widower's love for his late wife. Humans of New York shared the beautiful love story of an ol...

Man Creates Stunning Museum Of Love As Tribute To Late Wife

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

Charles "LaLa" Evans and his wife, Louise, had often spoken about creating a museum for the hundreds of photographs they'd amassed in their decades of...

Delayed Grieving

Mark Liebenow | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

If we ignore grief and put it on the back burner, it will simmer, get thicker and harder, and it will be a royal mess to clean up.

When a White Christmas Turns Blue: Surviving Grief During the Holidays

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

There may be many reasons to feel stressed during the holidays, but grief brings its own brand of challenges. If you're grieving this year and are wondering how you'll survive the season, use the following six suggestions to ease the way.

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-American sin...

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 when he stumbled ...

The Truth About Sex And The Grieving Widower

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 05.29.2016 | 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 05.21.2016 | 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
High50

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.