Florence Isaacs's Blog – January 2013 Archive (2)

Selling the House After Your Spouse Dies

Q. I’m thinking about selling my house, but I’ve heard that a widow should wait a year before doing so. Why is that time frame important?


After your mate dies, you’re likely to be numb, in shock, and barely able to put one foot in front of the other. This state gradually begins to ease for most of us, but it isn’t a straight line. There are…


Added by Florence Isaacs on January 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Health Concerns for Widows

Q. I’ve heard that a woman’s risk for health problems increases after her husband dies. I didn’t know that. What are the most important issues I should be aware of as a widow?


Many studies show that losing your mate affects your own health. Most recently, a 2011 study at the University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center found that widows had a 47%…


Added by Florence Isaacs on January 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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