Anticipatory Grief – An Early On-Ramp to One’s Grief Journey

By Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey Loss of a spouse or a life-partner can occur suddenly as in the case of a drug overdose, an auto accident, or someone falling down a flight of stairs. Some spouses are lost to their families following a prolonged illness such as cancer, dementia, or Multiple Sclerosis, leavingContinue reading “Anticipatory Grief – An Early On-Ramp to One’s Grief Journey”

Widowers Need To Step Out of The Shadows and Into the Light of Day

By Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey Grieving men are misunderstood. And for a good reason. After all, men don’t believe they have permission to grieve in the first place. When a man experiences a loss, they frequently resort to their primitive behaviors, suggesting to those who will listen, “I’m fine,”  Oh really?  Is thatContinue reading “Widowers Need To Step Out of The Shadows and Into the Light of Day”

Boy’s Don’t Cry…right? WRONG! And That’s Okay

by Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey  From the time little boys are first able to walk, in some cases even before they can walk, parents begin shaping the psyche of their sons by telling them, “Boys don’t cry. ” Oh really… who says so? Whoever it was, they should be picked up and prosecuted for the harm theyContinue reading “Boy’s Don’t Cry…right? WRONG! And That’s Okay”

A Widower’s Wake-up Call

By Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey “The entire floor misses your laughter,” said the young female staff member standing at my office door.  It had been just four months since my bride, Michelle Knoll, had earned her angel wings following her 39 month battle against pancreatic cancer.  She died on March 7, 2008.  “They’reContinue reading “A Widower’s Wake-up Call”