I've lost someone I love and no one seems to get it. Can I call you?
Let me start by saying I am so sorry for your loss. While I'm flattered that you'd like to speak with me, there are many wonderful resources that will serve you much better! I believe in the benefits of therapy and grief counseling, and I encourage you to look in your community for support. Many local religious organizations are also a great place to seek help and guidance in finding grief support. I wish you continued healing in your grief journey!
When will I be done grieving?
I wish I had an answer for you but I have found that grief has its own timeline and that it's different for everyone. I'm not sure that one is ever really done grieving, but I have found that time is a miraculous healer.
Can I join your wister group?
My wister group no longer meets regularly. I encourage you to find a grief support group in your area - there is comfort in community!
Can you come talk to my widow group next time you're in the area?
I appreciate your interest! Please join my mailing list and send any speaking requests through the form on my contact page.
Other than Widowish, are there any books that you suggest I read to help manage my grief?
I mention Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman in my memoir. I found that incredibly helpful and easy to manage. I also loved Claire Bidwell Smith's After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go? But there are many wonderful books about grief that can easily be found via a Google or Amazon search. If you've read Widowish, you also know that I found support in unexpected ways. I encourage being open to finding a healthy outlet to ease the pain of grief, even if it doesn't meet the traditional expectations of healing.