Trust your instincts.

WSN-MO: Some Winning Thoughts by Jim Winner Good morning, brothers! You may recall my last article. It was about changing residences in Florida. It spoke of hard but necessary decisions, the need to face those decisions head-on, and make them. Since that last article, I have officially become the owner of a condo on TurtleContinue reading “Trust your instincts.”

Hard choices? Make them.

WSN: Some winning thoughts by Jim Winner Last winter, I wrote an article about spending an extended time at the condominium Joyce, and I bought in Naples, Florida. You might recall it spoke a lot of loneliness, fear, adjustment, and trying to survive the first winter. Fast forward to today. Life is good. I amContinue reading “Hard choices? Make them.”

THE ALONE MOMENT

It first hit me in the grocery store. After Susan’s many months of illness, I was consumed with the day-to-day of the situation. Then she passed. A few weeks after the dust settled, I’m pushing the shopping cart in the supermarket, and it finally struck me that I’m shopping for me and me alone. That’sContinue reading “THE ALONE MOMENT”

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”

Till Death us do Part

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1 and Matthew 27:46 All marriages end in death or divorce. My wife and I talked about our deaths a few times, back when we were both healthy. We sometimes joked about being each other’s “first husband” or “first wife,” never imagining that there mightContinue reading “Till Death us do Part”

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”

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”