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  • Holding On, Letting Go After Husband’s Death

    Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Harriet Hodgson

    What I Let Go Of After my husband died, I had to decide what to let go of and what to hold onto. I let go of John’s companionship. John […]

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  • Widower Honors Both Deceased Wives

    Posted on November 20, 2023 - by Peter Lichtenberg

    Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD was inducted into the Radnor High School Hall of Fame on Friday, November 10, in Radnor, Penn. Peter was honored for his work and impact on the […]

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  • Widowed Parent Has Extra Struggles

    Posted on October 23, 2023 - by Jenny Lisk

    Widowed Parents If you’d spotted us — four women in our 40s, laughing, chatting, and drinking wine — you’d be forgiven for assuming we were merely busy parents, stressed-out professionals, […]

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  • Why Do I Feel Worse Now Than I Did Right After My Husband Died?

    Posted on October 9, 2023 - by Melinda Richarz Lyons

    The Shock of a Sudden Death Grief counseling was invaluable to me after I lost my husband, Sid. He was only 56 and died very suddenly. There were so many […]

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  • Widow Fears Sharing Thoughts of Suicide

    Posted on October 1, 2023 - by Marty Tousley

    Widow Fears Sharing Thoughts of Suicide Question from a Reader I know I’ve heard plenty of times that it is normal for ‘grievers’ to feel despondent and wish to be […]

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  • When a Parent Starts Dating: The Role of Adult Children

    Posted on September 11, 2023 - by Mike Bernhardt

    Dating After a Spouse-Loss Our society has so many expectations for us after our spouse has died. We should grieve—depending on the expectations of our friends, religious traditions, or workplace […]

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  • Widower Keeps Both Wives’ Memories Alive

    Posted on August 5, 2023 - by Peter Lichtenberg

    Widower Keeps Wives’ Memories Alive In 2022, Dr. Sara Hackett published a paper describing how widows and widowers continue to depend on their romantic partners after those partners have died.  […]

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  • Episode 207: From Grief to Peace

    Posted on November 13, 2023 - by admin

    Does moving from grief to peace after a loss feel impossible?  Join Dr. Heidi Horsley, and her guests’ Heather Stang, Dr. Wendy Lichtenthal, and Gina Moffa, as they discuss how […]

  • Episode 206: Making Meaning After Loss

    Posted on November 13, 2023 - by admin

    Have you ever wondered how to make meaning after a loss?  Join Dr. Heidi Horsley, and her guests’ Dr. Wendy Lichtenthal, Gina Moffa, and Heather Stang as they discuss meaning […]

  • Episode 205: Moving on Doesn’t Mean Letting Go

    Posted on November 13, 2023 - by admin

    Are people telling you that in order to move on after a loss, you have to let go? Join Dr. Heidi Horsley, and her guests’ Gina Moffa, Heather Stang, and […]