Category: Grief

  • Widower: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Grief

    Widower: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Grief

    If you love someone and you lose them, you are going to grieve… there is no getting around it! But, is there a way to grieve that is healthy for you? Or a way that is unhealthy? Based on my own experience and what I have heard from hundreds of widower, the answer is a […]

  • Grief is Love

    Grief is Love

    Three years ago, I would have used the following words to define “grief:” physical and emotional pain, suffering, anguish, cruelty, punishment, abandonment, loss of self, guilt, misery, and loneliness. I experienced all of these, and I saw no way to survive them or to become whole again. I found the same to be true of […]

  • Widower: How Grief Changes Us

    Widower: How Grief Changes Us

    Grief, really deep grief, can change you!  I see examples of this change through my men’s grief group, responses to my online blogs, online widowers groups, and chance meetings I have with fellow widowers in my community.  This change does not happen overnight, it can take months if not years to happen.  Many are shocked […]

  • Grief Recovery Programs Need to Include Action Plans

    Grief Recovery Programs Need to Include Action Plans

     Herb Knoll Author of the New Book, The Widower’s Journey 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 reasons […]