Helpful advice and suggestions for newly widowed people

If you have found your way to this page and are newly widowed, we want you to know that you are not alone on this journey.

When you are able, please reach out to others in our widowed community. The connection and understanding they can offer you will most likely end up being your greatest source of strength.

Grief turns your world inside out and back to front. Everything that once made sense to you, no longer does. It can be an incredibly confusing, painful and lonely time.

Grief is a personal and individual experience

What is helpful or useful for one, may have the opposite effect on another

Try not to compare your journey with that of others. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and there is no timeframe. There is only you and grief and what is best for you. You are the person to best judge that. Listen to your heart.

Be gentle with yourself. You are experiencing a major life event, one that you could never prepare for. You are doing the absolute best you can right now and that is more than ok.

This guide has been written by widowed people who have walked this path and drawn from their personal experiences. We hope the information within the following pages, available from the links below, may be helpful to you at this time.

Hope, community, understanding

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