Tag: widow

My friend talks too much about money

Published: April 18, 2016 | By | 19 Replies Continue Reading

Money can be an uncomfortable subject because people have different values and attitudes about whether it should be spoken about at all.

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How can I handle a friend who is angry and hostile?

Published: February 19, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

I have a friend who lost her husband about a year ago. She has also lost most of her friends through her hostile behavior toward them…

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Complicated Grief: Having an extremely hard time getting over the death of a spouse

Published: November 3, 2011 | Last Updated: January 24, 2017 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Complicated grief is more likely when a husband and wife were extremely dependent upon on one another for companionship.

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No One To Dance with: Adjusting To Life As A Widow

Published: July 5, 2011 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
No One To Dance with: Adjusting To Life As A Widow

For a new widow, the loss of a spouse is palpable. Special occasions can be reminders of the significant loss.

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Friendships by the Book: The Unfaithful Widow

Published: June 18, 2010 | Last Updated: June 18, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The Unfaithful Widow is a collection of essays by Barbara Barth, describing her first year alone after her husband’s death. "I blush to say that everything in the book happened to me, or rather I did it all, " says Barbara. "Saying I did it all has more power to it, which is the message […]

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Friendship in a Box: What’s going on?

Published: April 21, 2010 | Last Updated: April 21, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven’t seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two years ago in a support group. We both lost our husbands to illness in their prime. Needless to say, we feel connected in a way that is […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with Anne Roiphe

Published: September 22, 2008 | Last Updated: September 22, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

Epilogue (HarperCollins, 2008) is a gripping memoir by National Book Award finalist Anne Roiphe, who was forced to recompose her life after the sudden loss of her husband of 39 years. With compelling candor, Ms. Roiphe shares the intimate memories of her happy marriage and the uncertainties of her life as a new widow. In […]

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Suddenly single: Female friendships after death

Published: January 9, 2008 | Last Updated: January 24, 2017 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A writer is suddenly single after the death of a spouse…

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