WSN Tribute in Florida House of Representatives

Yesterday, at the State of Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, in the Florida House of Representatives, State Representative Scott Plakon paid “A Tribute” to the Widowers Support Network and myself. Scott is himself is a widower (although he too has rediscovered love and has remarried) and is a member of WSN-MO. I want to publicly thank Scott for the honor heContinue reading “WSN Tribute in Florida House of Representatives”

Don’t Expect Others to Know What to Do Following Your Loss

Following the passing of a wife or life-partner, it is the widower who needs support, not the deceased. So why is it that so many widowed men complain about their sense of abandonment by their families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers following their loss? Behaviors and interactions with those who you would hope would be ofContinue reading “Don’t Expect Others to Know What to Do Following Your Loss”

WHEN DEATH DOES US PART

WSN: Grief Relief with David Knapp (A Guest Column) “Till death do us part…” I repeated. Those words seemed to echo throughout the vast college chapel following my promise and then my bride’s commitment. The witnesses, family, and friends of our wedding stood by smiling. Our parents sat with proud looks on their faces. InContinue reading “WHEN DEATH DOES US PART”

Help from a Higher Power

An Excerpt from The Widower’s Journey – Chapter 5 (Aside: While Chapter 5 may be one of the shortest chapters in my book, The Widower’s Journey, it is, in my view, the most powerful. It also receives the greatest number of favorable comments from readers. I pray it serves you well.) This chapter was writtenContinue reading “Help from a Higher Power”

A Widower’s Letter

Widower Ed Hersh (Texas) shares a powerful letter he wrote following the passing of his beautiful bride, Shellie.  Ed’s letter speaks volumes about the plight of the 2.7 million widowers in America.  He has authorized me to share it with you below. “Hi Bernie, “It was very nice of you to call me yesterday afternoon.Continue reading “A Widower’s Letter”

Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources To Help

By: Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey Widowers are vulnerable. Very vulnerable! In fact, according to research performed by Dr. Justin Denney of Washington State University, widowed men have a 1.6 to 2.0 times the risk of death by suicide, compared to otherwise similar married men, and they’ll do so within two years of theirContinue reading “Why Widowers Grieve Differently, and Some Resources To Help”