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T.C. Goodwin commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Online Dating for Widows: 10 Tips To Avoid Being Scammed
"This really happens.... I was watching TV and saw a lady got scammed for thousands of dollars. The sad thing was she would not listen to her children. I do feel like some feel lonely and they want a companion. The thought of someone giving them…"
Jan 13
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Online Dating for Widows: 10 Tips To Avoid Being Scammed

Q. I'm a widow about to start online dating. I'm a bit nervous, and also worried about how I can avoid online scams. A close friend just got burned. What do you suggest?Over 41.2 million people in the U.S. tried an online dating site in 2014, according to the Better Business Bureau. Although many have positive experiences, and some eventually find mates, others can get…See More
Jan 12
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Online Dating for Widows: 10 Tips To Avoid Being Scammed

Q. I'm a widow about to start online dating. I'm a bit nervous, and also worried about how I can avoid online scams. A close friend just got burned. What do you suggest?Over 41.2 million people in the U.S. tried an online dating site in 2014, according to the Better Business Bureau. Although many have positive experiences, and some eventually find mates, others can get…See More
Jan 12
George Sylves commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Getting Through the Holidays: Tips for Widows
"Many reminders of happy times with all the Christmas decorations everywhere you look. I will deeply miss my wife this season as it was her favorite holiday, and avoid crowds and questions. I will try to focus on good memories from the past and try…"
Dec 15, 2015
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Getting Through the Holidays: Tips for Widows

Q. It’s been a few years since my husband died, yet I still dread the December holiday doldrums. I feel like a weight is pulling me down, even though I have an active life. Any words of wisdom? The month of December, bringing Christmas and the New Year can hit hard even if your mate died quite a while ago. Yes, you’re a veteran of the experience. But that doesn’t mean you escape…See More
Dec 8, 2015
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Getting Through the Holidays: Tips for Widows

Q. It’s been a few years since my husband died, yet I still dread the December holiday doldrums. I feel like a weight is pulling me down, even though I have an active life. Any words of wisdom? The month of December, bringing Christmas and the New Year can hit hard even if your mate died quite a while ago. Yes, you’re a veteran of the experience. But that doesn’t mean you escape…See More
Dec 8, 2015
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Wise Tips for Widows on Meeting Mixed Singles

Q. I’m a widow who is blessed with the support of a small group of friends and relatives. I also do volunteer work. I’m slim and healthy at 65. But I have no children, and I often feel isolated and lonely. I’d love to meet a nice man, start out with a friendship, and see where it goes. Do you have any suggestions, besides Internet dating? “Dating for seniors who have recently lost…See More
Dec 3, 2015
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Oct 18, 2015
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Wise Tips for Widows on Meeting Mixed Singles

Q. I’m a widow who is blessed with the support of a small group of friends and relatives. I also do volunteer work. I’m slim and healthy at 65. But I have no children, and I often feel isolated and lonely. I’d love to meet a nice man, start out with a friendship, and see where it goes. Do you have any suggestions, besides Internet dating? “Dating for seniors who have recently lost…See More
Oct 13, 2015
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

What To Do When Your Travel Companion Must Cancel a Trip

Q. I planned a vacation in Europe with a widow friend, who lives in another state. Five days before departure, she was hospitalized for a sudden, serious health problem and had to drop out. I was able to cancel everything but the nonrefundable air fare. The latter can be applied to another flight later on, but involves a sizeable “change fee.” My friend has offered to…See More
Sep 16, 2015
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What To Do When Your Travel Companion Must Cancel a Trip

Q. I planned a vacation in Europe with a widow friend, who lives in another state. Five days before departure, she was hospitalized for a sudden, serious health problem and had to drop out. I was able to cancel everything but the nonrefundable air fare. The latter can be applied to another flight later on, but involves a sizeable “change fee.” My friend has offered to…See More
Sep 16, 2015
Andrew McCullough commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post Comparing Widowhood and Divorce
"I experienced this same thing when a divorced friend right after my Tim died told me how she is able to relate to my situation.  The final difference is that the divorced person has the option to speak with, see, interact, touch, smell, hold,…"
Sep 14, 2015
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Comparing Widowhood and Divorce

Flickr Creative Commons | Nicholas CopernicusQ. In the last year or so, a divorced acquaintance told me, "Divorce is just as devastating as the death of your husband." Another said, "Divorce is worse." The remarks came from out of the blue. I felt shocked, but let both comments go. It was as if we were competing for the title, "Who suffers most?" Why do people say such things? Others have told…See More
Sep 11, 2015
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

Comparing Widowhood and Divorce

Flickr Creative Commons | Nicholas CopernicusQ. In the last year or so, a divorced acquaintance told me, "Divorce is just as devastating as the death of your husband." Another said, "Divorce is worse." The remarks came from out of the blue. I felt shocked, but let both comments go. It was as if we were competing for the title, "Who suffers most?" Why do people say such things? Others have told…See More
Sep 11, 2015
Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Widows and Siblings

Wikimedia Commons | LJP assistantQ. My sister and I have had a rocky relationship for much of our lives, yet we seem to be drawing closer now that my husband has died. Is this unusual?According to family therapist Karen Gail Lewis, Ed.D., 80 percent of Americans have a sibling, and 65 percent of siblings get closer as they get older."Siblings who had a good relationship reach out to each other when a…See More
Aug 14, 2015
Florence Isaacs posted a blog post

Widows and Siblings

Wikimedia Commons | LJP assistantQ. My sister and I have had a rocky relationship for much of our lives, yet we seem to be drawing closer now that my husband has died. Is this unusual?According to family therapist Karen Gail Lewis, Ed.D., 80 percent of Americans have a sibling, and 65 percent of siblings get closer as they get older."Siblings who had a good relationship reach out to each other when a…See More
Aug 14, 2015
 

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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Online Dating for Widows: 10 Tips To Avoid Being Scammed

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 10:00am 1 Comment

Q. I'm a widow about to start online dating. I'm a bit nervous, and also worried about how I can avoid online scams. A close friend just got burned. What do you suggest?

Over 41.2 million people in the U.S. tried an online dating site in 2014, according to the Better Business…

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Getting Through the Holidays: Tips for Widows

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Q. It’s been a few years since my husband died, yet I still dread the December holiday doldrums. I feel like a weight is pulling me down, even though I have an active life. Any words of wisdom?

 

The month of December, bringing Christmas and the New Year can…

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Wise Tips for Widows on Meeting Mixed Singles

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Q. I’m a widow who is blessed with the support of a small group of friends and relatives. I also do volunteer work. I’m slim and healthy at 65. But I have no children, and I often feel isolated and lonely. I’d love to meet a nice man, start out with a friendship, and see where it goes. Do you have any suggestions, besides Internet…

Continue

What To Do When Your Travel Companion Must Cancel a Trip

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Q. I planned a vacation in Europe with a widow friend, who lives in another state. Five days before departure, she was hospitalized for a sudden, serious health problem and had to drop out. I was able to cancel everything but the nonrefundable air fare. The latter…
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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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