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Grief Complicates Life in Unimaginable Ways.

Normal events and decisions are lost in the fog of uncertainty and pain. This is a normal part of the grieving process. Sadly, life in the world around us continues to march on, and we are carried ahead, whether we want to be or not.

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You Are Not Alone.

If you are newly widowed, our hearts ache for you. Please know that you are not alone. We, too, have experienced the terrible pain and numbness of loss, and we desire to walk with you.
~ We’re here for you

Things You Can Do.

Take care of yourself and do what you need to do in this time. This may mean letting go of some responsibilities, or simply going for a walk or taking a nap. Here are a few reminders to guide you through this uncharted territory.

Don't ignore your health

Stress will make you more susceptible to illness.

If you get sick...

If you do get sick, go to the doctor. Ask a friend or family member to go with you.

Consider RX side effects

 Investigate the side effects of any prescription drugs before you start taking them.

Keep yourself safe

The distraction of grief makes you vulnerable – take advantage of things help keep you safe.

Seek what energizes you

Identify what depletes you, and what energizes you – and seek the latter.

Find ways to move

Exercise is always beneficial to your health and relieves stress.

Get a massage

Physical massage may help compensate for the lack of touch in your life.

Ask for help

Don’t be afraid to ask. Remind yourself that those who love you really do want to help.

Write things down

In the midst of deep grief we don’t always retain what is being said to us.

Consider keeping a journal

It may help you express and understand what you’re feeling.

Find grief support

Get involved in a grief support group. We highly recommend Grief Share.

Continue to pray

Even if you don’t know the right words – God will hear you.

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— Advice From Other Widows

First Things First.

With so much to navigate in this season, be sure to lean on sound advice and good judgment when it comes to making decisions and plans. Below is advice on everything from legal matters to financial decision from women who have been there.

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