Grieving is like a Roller Coaster in the Fog

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch  It’s Thursday.  That means its time for WSN-MO Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner.  This week, Christine writes WSN-MO members an open letter.  Grieving Feels like a Roller Coaster in the Fog I’m grateful to be writing to widowers with my thoughts on grieving and on dating after loss. My experienceContinue reading “Grieving is like a Roller Coaster in the Fog”

How to get over a breakup

Navigating Painful Breakups without losing yourself You found him! You’re so happy! Everything in life feels brighter and better.   You talk for hours. There’s a huge connection and chemistry between you. You feel like a teenager again! You start to think there might be a future with this relationship. And then… it ends. ThisContinue reading “How to get over a breakup”

Dear Abby Style Article #1

PUBLISEHD 3-19-20  WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Just about every day, I’m in communication with widowers.  Not only is it what I do as a dating and relationship coach, it also comes from being involved in several widow Facebook groups. I’m so grateful for all theseContinue reading “Dear Abby Style Article #1”

Love Languages

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Several years after Tony’s death – as the fog of widowhood started lifting – I found myself wondering, “what’s next.” I wanted to be open to inspiration and possibilities. I knew they were out there somewhere if I could just learnContinue reading “Love Languages”

Dealing with the feelings that come up around the holidays

All those feelings that come up around the holidays As the holidays approach, I start hearing from folks in my widowhood community. They talk about the variety of feelings the season is bringing up for them. A widower, with sadness and confusion in his voice, tells me that the holidays were always “her thing”. SheContinue reading “Dealing with the feelings that come up around the holidays”

HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME

HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME Are you getting ready to think about dating? Alternatively, maybe you’ve already put your toe in the water? Many widowers feel quite divided at this point – between the life they had with their late spouse and the new life they’reContinue reading “HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME”

WSN – Friends Seemingly Lost

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Friends Seemingly Lost Among the many devastating changes that come with widowhood, one that often catches people entirely by surprise is the pulling away of one or more close friends. Most married couples have a few (or many) friends who areContinue reading “WSN – Friends Seemingly Lost”

Fun Activities to DO with Your Grandchildren

Grieving and Thanksgiving 2018 With the approach of Thanksgiving, I can’t help but think back to Thanksgiving 2012, my very first holiday following my husband’s sudden death. The grief fog was still very thick. Numbness created a comforting cushion around my body and emotions.  My husband had died in August. By the time November arrived,Continue reading “Fun Activities to DO with Your Grandchildren”

MOVING FORWARD

MOVING FORWARD When widows and widowers try to move forward with life, a multitude of feelings can suddenly make themselves known. These feelings vary a lot, depending on personality and situation. Here are some examples. See if any of these apply to you. Completely stuck.  You have the best intentions, but repeatedly find yourself stuck.Continue reading “MOVING FORWARD”