Allow the widow to lead the conversation.

Now that life has changed for your widowed friend you may feel uncomfortable when you talk with her.  What should you say?  Should you always start by asking how she is doing or should you just pretend everything is the same as before? 

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Allow the widow to cry.

Widowhood equals crying.  It is just that simple.  Widows need to cry in order to relieve the stress and pain associated with loss. Most widows don’t want those around them to see them cry. Crying shows vulnerability.  Even those g

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Oh no, he didn’t really DIE, did he?

Oh no, he didn’t really DIE, did he? Her husband died and now your friend is a WIDOW.  You ask yourself what you should or shouldn’t do to help and you come up blank.  Fear of saying the wrong thing paralyzes you.  You want to “make it b

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Who I Was Born to Be

“Who I Was Born to Be” is sung by Susan Boyle on her first CD, “I Dreamed a Dream”.  This song’s lyrics have touched my heart.  Here are some of the lyrics: When I was a child I could see the wind in the trees And I heard a song in the b

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