Widower to Widower: Surviving the End of Your Most Important Relationship by Fred Colby
Widow-man: A Widower’s Story and Journaling Book by Dr. Nyle Kardatzke
The First 365 by Terrell L. Whitener
If you need help during this strange and crazy time, don’t hesitate to reach out to these groups or your brothers in grief. To go it alone is not healthy for you or others. We were not made to be isolated and alone, which is not what our wives would want for us either. So, honor your wives by reaching out to others for help when you need it and to help others when they need it.
- 8 Ways to Help a Widower – A Daughter’s Advice (elderguru.com)
- A financial guide to help widows and widowers | MassMutual: financial advice for widows and widowers
- Cancer Support Community: located in many communities to help families deal with the challenges of dealing with cancer and its consequences.
- For Widows and Widowers: Steps to Manage Your First Year Alone (nextavenue.org)
- Grief Center (Griefnet): an online support group that offers specific online groups for loss of spouse or partner.
- Grief Journey: offers online grief support and resources.
- GriefShare.org: offers a listing of church-based grief groups in your area.
- Grief Healing: various articles, discussion groups, blogs, and more to help you through the grieving process.
- Hospice Foundation of America: provides information about many hospices around the country and access to online articles about end-of-life and grief.
- Meetup.com: provides access to many group activities in most areas, including grief groups.
- My Grief Angels: lists hundreds of resources, including many specific to certain types of losses (e.g. due to cancer).
- Modern Loss: provides articles written by people like you and me who have gone through the grief process and have something to share.
- National Widowers’ Organization: Lists widower support groups around the country as well as various resources that are helpful such as articles and blogs.
- Online Grief Support: offers online support, including online groups, information about grieving, and even After Death Experiences.
- Open to Hope: offers articles and talks on grief by real people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. They have sections specific to loss of a spouse.
- Planning For Your Survivors: support and advice from the US Social Security Administration
- Refuge in Grief: “grief support that doesn’t suck” is what they say they offer.
- Soaring Spirits International: provides various online resources to assist widows and widowers in helping each other.
- Social Security Widow(er)’s Insurance Benefits | Benefits.gov: social security help for survivors of a lost spouse
- Widow(er) | USCIS: US Citizenship and Immigration Services describe what you do about a green card when you lose your spouse
- Widower to Widower: offers free blogs, resources, podcasts, and links to many other organizations.
- Widower Grief – How to Cope When You Lose Your Wife (griefandsympathy.com)
- Widowers Support Network – Members Only: provides a members only online group for widowers where hundreds of widowers provide mutual support, humor, and ideas to help fellow widowers through this experience.
- Wings for Widows: financial planning for widowers and widows.
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