Widowhood 101
The story of my journey through the first 18 months of Widowhood

What does 'Widower' mean?

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Widower

Male person who has lost their partner, wife or lover

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"...Widowerlast year I have learned to deal with the car, the house and the yard, the bills and making sure the income doesn’t blow out. These lessons were not easily learned by me and I am sure not by other widows and Widowers either. We have to learn how to ..."

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"...Widowerave been suggestions that I spend the time raising my grandchildren, but that is also not something that I wish to do. I have raised my children and feel that although I will support the parenting it is not my job to parent this generation. I do not need to ..."

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"... aware of these issues. I have had conversations with other widows and have found that a lot of us experience a similar thing on this point. Many widows and Widowers have had people come into their lives at their most vulnerable point and try to take advantage of them. For some it is money ..."
"...Widowere it is money that has been the issue. There is a theory out in the big wide world that widows and Widowers are rich. I hate to be blunt, but a lot of us are not. Some have been left comfortably off, but there is not money for wild ..."
"...Widowere people it’s the chance of love again. This can be a major trap for the lonely widow or Widower. Many of us have had long and happy relationships and due to the sudden stop find ourselves floundering. We have so much love trapped inside us and the place it ..."
"...Widowerall the first year has not been too bad. I have avoided a lot of the pitfalls and those I have fallen into I have pulled myself out of before I got in too deep. It’s not easy to recognise those that are there to take advantage of you, but ..."

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"... for us. I know of many widows and Widowers who during the first weeks and months have made major life changes that they have lived to regret. Those changes pulled the past away far too quickly and brought an empty future into their lives before they had the time to digest the past. Our ..."
"...Widowered ones try during those first few weeks to think of what might be best for us, but that is not something that I would encourage. They may be trying hard to help but that help may not be the right thing for the widow or Widower. Other’s plans for ..."
"...Widower discourage families and friends from trying to persuade the bereaved to make change during the first few weeks or months as this change, unless necessary, is a stumbling block for the grief and while a widow or Widower is grieving hard they should not be pressured into change. Time ..."
"...Widowerhanges can be made during the first few days of grieving and even the littlest change can form the core of the snowball that becomes depression. Those small changes range from the type of service wanted by their loved one to the choice of burial or cremation. Sometimes the person ..."
"...Widoweris not always bad during this time, but we are facing the biggest change in our lives too. It is always a good idea to weigh up changes before you commit to them and to think through that change. If you cannot see things working out at the time delay ..."

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"...Widowerchanges in me had happened slowly over the years of care giving it was also change that could not be rushed during those first few weeks. I am sorry to say that I will never regain the person I was before Keith died and before I became his caregiver. That ..."

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"...Widowerdows and Widowers have been talked into making those changes long before they are ready to do so and have many regrets that the persuaded. I do know that families and friends believe they are trying to do things for our benefit, but there are times when rushing into change ..."
"...Widowerersuasion on anyone is not a particularly ethical thing to do and in many ways strikes me as manipulation. That manipulation and pressure on the mind of a recently bereaved person is difficult to for them to stand against. I know how hard it was for me to withstand weeks ..."

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"... the changes over the last months from despair to my enjoying life. Learning to enjoy life again. The challenge all widows and Widowers face. At first I did not believe it would ever be possible for me to enjoy things in life. I could appreciate the joy of others, but did not know if I would ..."

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"... car has petrol and air in the tyres. I have formed supportive friendships with widows and Widowers all over the world who I would not have met any other way. Their support and friendship has been a lifeline at times when I have needed advice and support. I am rebuilding old friendships in a ..."

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"...Widoweron past memories is easy to do after the death of a husband or wife. It becomes habit for many widows and Widowers. The person who has died is placed upon a pedestal and all faults are forgotten and only the good things are remembered. No one has a faultless ..."

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"Dawn has an extraordinary way of approaching delicate issues we face as being widows. The name is perfect for the..."

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