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Remembering When Your Husband Died

Q. Why don’t people remember the anniversary of my husband’s death? Even my husband’s sister and brother don’t seem to be aware of it or mark it in any way. It bothers me that he’s forgotten. What are your thoughts?My "take" is that this is a very private anniversary — and when others forget the date it does not mean they are forgetting your husband — or you. Sometimes people think mentioning the subject would remind you of the death. They don’t realize that (1) we know. And (2) it comforts us…See More
Nov 19
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When Couples Who Are Friends Disappear After Your Husband Dies

Q: I find that my relationships with some couple friends have changed dramatically since I’ve been widowed. In some cases, I’ve been dropped entirely from their social calendar; in others the wife is available for lunch or dinner only during the week and only alone. Is there anything I can do about it? Alas, it isn’t…See More
Oct 21
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

When Couples Who Are Friends Disappear After Your Husband Dies

Q: I find that my relationships with some couple friends have changed dramatically since I’ve been widowed. In some cases, I’ve been dropped entirely from their social calendar; in others the wife is available for lunch or dinner only during the week and only alone. Is there anything I can do about it? Alas, it isn’t…See More
Oct 21
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Solo Vacations for Widows

Q. I’m in my 50s and thinking of taking a vacation by myself so I can meet some new people. But I’m also frightened. I’ve never traveled completely alone before, although my late husband and I saw much of the world together. Do you have any suggestions?I think you’re brave. Many widows share your anxiety. Yet the options for…See More
Sep 10
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Solo Vacations for Widows

Q. I’m in my 50s and thinking of taking a vacation by myself so I can meet some new people. But I’m also frightened. I’ve never traveled completely alone before, although my late husband and I saw much of the world together. Do you have any suggestions?I think you’re brave. Many widows share your anxiety. Yet the options for…See More
Sep 10
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

How to Create a Widow's 'In Memoriam' for Her Late Husband

Q. I’d like to run an in memoriam for my late husband in the newspaper obituary section. Is there any time limit?  (My husband died four years ago.)  What should I say, and when is the best time to do it? There’s no expiration date for loving and remembering someone dear to you. I’ve seen in memoriams for…See More
Aug 19
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How to Create a Widow's 'In Memoriam' for Her Late Husband

Q. I’d like to run an in memoriam for my late husband in the newspaper obituary section. Is there any time limit?  (My husband died four years ago.)  What should I say, and when is the best time to do it? There’s no expiration date for loving and remembering someone dear to you. I’ve seen in memoriams for…See More
Aug 19
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Should Out-of-Towners Attend Your Spouse's Funeral or Visit Later?

Q. My husband has been desperately ill for a long time, and I’ve been told it’s only a matter of weeks now. Close friends who live far away have asked whether I prefer they fly in for the funeral – or visit me afterward. They can’t do both, because of finances and work commitments. I’m not sure what’s best. What…See More
Jul 2
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Learn to Ask for Help After Your Husband Dies

Q. How can I deal with all the details I must handle now that my husband is no longer here? He died three months ago, and I feel like I’m drowning. How do other women do it?Having to do everything yourself, including the tasks that “he” used to handle, is one of the major challenges of widowhood. Unfortunately, many…See More
Jun 13
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Advice for Widows on Philanthropy

Q. I’m thinking of leaving some money in my will to the college I attended. When my husband was alive, we gave more to his alma mater than mine, and I want to make up for it. Should I let the school know about my plan?  Or is it enough to just mention the bequest in my will?It’s common for widows…See More
May 5
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

Advice for Widows on Philanthropy

Q. I’m thinking of leaving some money in my will to the college I attended. When my husband was alive, we gave more to his alma mater than mine, and I want to make up for it. Should I let the school know about my plan?  Or is it enough to just mention the bequest in my will?It’s common for widows…See More
May 5
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

More Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part Two

Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high. But I’m not willing to just “settle.”A…See More
Apr 9
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More Online Dating Tips for Widows, Part Two

Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high. But I’m not willing to just “settle.”A…See More
Apr 9
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Widow in the World

By Florence Isaacs

Florence Isaacs is a freelance journalist and author whose books include My Deepest Sympathies, When the Man You Love Is Ill and Just a Note to Say...The Perfect Words for Every Occasion.

In her new monthly blog for LegacyConnect, Florence – a widow herself offers advice to bereaved spouses and partners. Widow in the World is Florence's second blog for LegacyConnect. She also writes Sincere Condolences in which she offers tips on writing thoughtful sympathy notes and answers questions about condolence and eulogy writing, funeral etiquette and more.

 

If you have a question for Florence, please email her at fisaacs@florenceisaacs.com.

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Remembering When Your Husband Died

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

Q. Why don’t people remember the anniversary of my husband’s death? Even my husband’s sister and brother don’t seem to be aware of it or mark it in any way. It bothers me that he’s forgotten. What are your thoughts?

My "take" is that this is a very private anniversary — and when others forget the date it does not mean they are forgetting your husband — or you. Sometimes people think mentioning the subject would…

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When Couples Who Are Friends Disappear After Your Husband Dies

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Q: I find that my relationships with some couple friends have changed dramatically since I’ve been widowed. In some cases, I’ve been dropped entirely from their social calendar; in others the wife is available for lunch or dinner only during the week and only alone. Is there…

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Solo Vacations for Widows

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Q. I’m in my 50s and thinking of taking a vacation by myself so I can meet some new people. But I’m also frightened. I’ve never traveled completely alone before, although my late husband and I saw much of the world together. Do you have any suggestions?

I think you’re brave. Many widows share…

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How to Create a Widow's 'In Memoriam' for Her Late Husband

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Q. I’d like to run an in memoriam for my late husband in the newspaper obituary section. Is there any time limit?  (My husband died four years ago.)  What should I say, and when is the best time to do it?

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At 10:22pm on September 24, 2013, Rowe said…

Florence, did you get my past e mail explaining the loss of my two husbands, one to hypertention, and one to Lung Cancer.. I Am not very good at this computer mailing.. but trying my best

At 4:55pm on May 11, 2013, Charles Gollott said…
My wife of 26 years died almost 4 years ago of colon cancer. I am still having a difficult time. I have lost interest in doing anything productive or enjoyable. I cry regularly. However, I've come to understand that crying can be therapeutic so that doesn't bother me as much as it once did. I have a couple of rooms in the house that I have allowed to become very cluttered and in need of cleaning out. The desire is there to do these tasks but I just can't seem to get up and get started. In my defense, I have a disability which makes it difficult. I am not able financially to pay someone to come in and help me. I feel like I'm caught between the rock and the hard place. Do you or anyone else reading this have any ideas of help?
Charles Gollott

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