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Death or Loss of a Partner or Spouse



Losing a spouse or partner is one of the hardest things we can experience. The grief can take a deep physical and psychological toll and cause a crisis of meaning and faith, especially if the relationship was especially close or the circumstances of the loss sudden or painful. After the immediate shock, many survivors find it is a long process of experiencing small, sharp losses to normalcy that seem to appear at random as we learn to re-navigate life without our partner, whatever our age. We also find ourselves facing social expectations around our grief and judgments about if and when we want to explore new relationships. Each of us has to walk a unique journey to process our grief and fold the love for our spouse back into our lives.

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H H Dalai Lama: Coping with Loss and Sorrow

In this clip H.H. the Dalai Lama answers a question about how to deal with sorrow, loss and sadness when losing a loved one.

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A Grief Observed

Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moment,” A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss.

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8 Ways to Heal Your Soul After a Loss

Grief comes in many forms. Any loss can touch off a series of emotional responses in you. You can help yourself move through your pain to healing.

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FindCenterThe death of a beloved is an amputation.

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Grieving the Death of a Spouse (Grief) - with JP Sears

How can you move through the grieving process with the death of your spouse? In this video I share how to make space for the pain, helplessness, and sense that you don't know how to move on.

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Widow To Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas For Rebuilding Your Life

In this remarkably useful guide, widow, author, and therapist Genevieve Davis Ginsburg offers fellow widows -- as well as their family and friends -- sage advice for coping with the loss of a husband.

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For Many Widows, the Hardest Part Is Mealtime

New attention is being paid to the role of food and cooking in grieving for a lost partner.

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FindCenterYou will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through.

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A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice for the First 5 Years

An inspiring, accessible, and empowering grief book for widows on how to navigate the unique challenges of widow grief and create a hopeful future.

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Grieving the Death of a Spouse or Significant Other

Death, regardless of the details, is capable of devastating those it leaves behind. Brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, or father – all losses are significant.

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