Florence Isaacs's Blog – March 2013 Archive (1)

Handling Insensitive Remarks: Advice for Widows

Q. How can you respond to people who say dumb things to you after your husband has died? A woman I barely know called two days after I was widowed and said, “Don’t worry. You’re going to be just fine.” I felt so angry at her. How could she possibly know what I was going through and what my life ahead would be like? I just bit my tongue and said nothing, but it’s aggravated me ever since. Is there a better way to cope with such statements?

 

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Added by Florence Isaacs on March 22, 2013 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

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