Widower: Grieving Can Weaken or Strengthen Your Family

As I sank into deep grieving after my wife’s death, I became increasingly concerned about my sanity and ability to make sound decisions. At times the world around me seemed surreal, my short and long term memory became suspect, and I often just wanted to shut the door on everyone and just hide in myContinue reading “Widower: Grieving Can Weaken or Strengthen Your Family”

What are you going to be doing on New Year’s Eve?

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch  WSN-MO Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner asks…  What are you going to be doing on New Year’s Eve?  I’ve been talking about the holiday season and widowhood for the past couple weeks. In those articles, I haven’t included the New Year’s celebration because it often impacts people differently than theContinue reading “What are you going to be doing on New Year’s Eve?”

Proactive steps to help get you through the holidays

Proactive Steps to help get you through the holidays Last week I talked about the holiday season and widowhood: About the widower who says with tears in his eyes, “Christmas was always her thing”.  About the grieving widow who tells me “he was such a big part of our family’s Hanukkah traditions”. Depending on howContinue reading “Proactive steps to help get you through the holidays”

Grief Recovery Programs Need to Include Action Plans

 Herb Knoll Author of the New Book, The Widower’s Journey http://www.WidowersSupportNetwork.com It’s no wonder so many people fail to complete grief counseling sessions that take place over a period of several weeks, with many attendees opting to bail out of such programs after just a week or two.  Why? I believe one of the reasonsContinue reading “Grief Recovery Programs Need to Include Action Plans”

An Excerpt from The Widower’s Journey: Appendix III – Support From Pets

When considering what actions widowed men can take in hopes of accelerating their healing, they may only have to reach down to the pet seated beside them. I witnessed the power of pets often during Michelle’s illness, especially during the final hours of her life when her son Jacques carried each of Michelle’s three goldenContinue reading “An Excerpt from The Widower’s Journey: Appendix III – Support From Pets”

Widowers – Forced to Live in the Shadows

By Herb Knoll, Author: The Widower’s Journey When asked, few people can name even one man who has been widowed.  But given a few moments for additional consideration, many are likely to say, “Oh wait a minute, I do know one.  He lives down the street or works with me at my office.” When IContinue reading “Widowers – Forced to Live in the Shadows”