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Linda Della-Donna

Linda Della-Donna is founder and director of http://www.griefcase.net. Griefcase is a nonprofit organization. Linda Della Donna supports widows going through the grief process. Della Donna makes her home 50 miles north from where the World Trade Center used to be. Email Linda Della Donna at [email protected]

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Dear Widow: When Mistletoe and Holly Make You Feel All Blue

Oh, by gosh, by golly, whaddayaknow, it’s Happy Holiday time, again! And that red-suited man standing on your street corner’s extolling, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” making, you, dear widow, want to […]

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You Know You’re a Widow When…

By Linda Della Donna — You know you’re a widow when… At the end of a good day, you bust out crying for no particular reason. At the end of […]

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For Widows Only — Three Secret Things To Guide You

You’re home now — From the cemetery — Just closed the door on an endless line of well-wishing-filled-with-advice strangers who didn’t know what to say but talked endlessly anyway, and […]

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For Widows Only–6 Ways To Have A Happier New Year

Happy New Year! Yeah, I know. You?re thinking what?s with this writer? Life sucks without Him by your side. How dare she use the H word and wish me a […]

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For Widows Only-You Know You’re A Widow When

At the end of a good day you bust out crying for no particular reason. At the end of a bad day you burst out laughing for no particular reason. […]

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For the New Widow — What We Worry About

We are alone. And we worry about that. We worry we will die alone. We buried our life partner. And now we worry about who will bury us? Who will […]

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For the New Widow: Ten Tips To Help Her Survive…After the Funeral

You?re home now. A short while ago you stood over a hole in the earth. You blew a kiss, tossed a rose, sprinkled a shovelful of dirt over a casket, […]

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For Widows Only — Three Secret Things To Guide You

You?re home now — From the cemetery — Just closed the door on an endless line of well-wishing-filled-with-advice strangers who didn?t know what to say but talked endlessly anyway, and […]

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For Widows Only — What I’ve Learned

After my husband died, I trashed my writing — Journals — An accumulation of spiral bound notebooks, one for each month of each year for four years. And a YA […]

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For the Newly Widowed:Top Ten Tacky Things People Will Say to You and Ten Ways You Can React to Them

The funeral is over. You?ve written ten thousand checks, signed your name ten thousand times to ten thousand thank you notes, and ten thousand times you wished you were dead. […]

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