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For The New Widow – Three Things To Remember – When The Moon In The Sky Hits Like An Axe In The Eye

Posted on January 3, 2007 - by Linda Della-Donna

It?s the end of the day, the end of the week, the end of the month. The cat?s in the cradle and the dog?s in the yard. Or, is it […]

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For the New Widow – Deal Yourself a Deck of Joy – 52 Ways to Manage Your Grief

Posted on January 2, 2007 - by

Your husband is dead. It is your first thought in the morning as you get out of bed and your last thought at the end of the day. You sleep alone. You sit at the breakfast table sipping coffee alone, and stare at an empty chair. Change is difficult and you wonder can you accept the hand life has dealt you.

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For the New Widow – Deal Yourself a Deck of Joy – 52 Ways to Manage Your Grief

Posted on January 2, 2007 - by Linda Della-Donna

Your husband is dead. It is your first thought in the morning as you get out of bed and your last thought at the end of the day. You sleep […]

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Missing Someone So Much It Hurts? Try The Brokenheart Stomp!

Posted on January 1, 2007 - by admin

Things looking bleak? When milestone days approach, a holiday, a birthday or deathday, do your emotions tumble downhill as you struggle with lonely, depressing efforts to hold back your feelings? […]

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Gerald Ford and James Brown: We Hardly Knew Ye

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by admin

I find it fascinating that our nation is mourning two famous individuals whom hardly anybody knew. People all across America are talking about President Ford and James Brown in glowing […]

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For the New Widow — When the Whole World’s Ho Ho Ho-ing and You’re Thinking, SO WHAT!

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by

With the Holiday season fast approaching, and everyone you know, and wish you didn’t, is making merry…

While you, the newly widowed, are thinking, Bah, Humbug…

Is it any wonder you want to scream, “Stuff a sock in it!” to that man on the corner dressed in a red suit, with a white beard, ringing a bell?

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For the New Widow — When the Whole World’s Ho Ho Ho-ing and You’re Thinking, SO WHAT!

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by admin

With the Holiday season fast approaching, and everyone you know, and wish you didn’t, is making merry… While you, the newly widowed, are thinking, Bah, Humbug… Is it any wonder […]

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For the New Widow — When the Whole World’s Ho Ho Ho-ing and You’re Thinking, SO WHAT!

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by Linda Della-Donna

With the Holiday season fast approaching, and everyone you know, and wish you didn’t, is making merry… While you, the newly widowed, are thinking, Bah, Humbug… Is it any wonder […]

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For Widows Only – 5 Mistakes To Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by

It’s the holiday season, whoop dee doo, and you the newly widowed find yourself engulfed in mistletoe and smiling faces. Everyone’s singing a happy tune – Everyone but you – You wonder, how will I get through this holiday season without Him?

I’m here to tell you, you can. And you will.

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Why Does My Loved One Have To Suffer?

Posted on December 31, 2006 - by admin

Not long ago, I visited a man whose wife was dying of cancer. He retired early in life, so he and his wife could travel the country on his Harley […]

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