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The death of a life-partner is a devastating loss.


Everything about our perspective changes when we are bereft of someone who has shared our heart, mind, and world. If you are on this page because of such a loss you have our deepest compassion. Below are resources created by caring people who understand the loss by death of a life-partner. We hope that you find support for your grief journey here.


Web Resources:

General Grief Support:
Canadian Virtual Hospice http://www.mygrief.ca/
What’s Your Grief https://whatsyourgrief.com/
Center For Loss & Life Transition https://www.centerforloss.com/grief/
Heal Grief https://healgrief.org/grieving-the-death-of-a-spouse/
Grief Support Services http://www.griefsupportservices.org/newgrief/

For Women:
Widow Net http://www.widownet.org/
The Sisterhood of Widows http://sisterhoodofwidows.com/
Grieving Angry Widow http://grievingangrywidow.blogspot.ca/
Widow’s Voice http://widowsvoice-sslf.blogspot.ca/

For Men:
National Widowers Organization http://nationalwidowers.org
Widower’s Grief http://widowersgrief.blogspot.ca/
Growing and Grieving: The Widower’s Club
http://conexuscounselling.ca/2017/02/08/growing-grieving-widowers-club/

Articles

Articles
Loss of a Spouse by Dr. Bill Webster, The Center for the Grief Journey
http://www.griefjourney.com/wp/what-we-offer/for-the-grieving-person/articles-for-the-grieving-person/loss-of-a-spouse/

Grief, Loneliness, and Losing a Spouse by Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D., Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201503/grief-loneliness-and-losing-spouse

No One Could Relate: Widows Speak Out On losing Spouse at Young Age by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press
http://globalnews.ca/news/2010096/no-one-could-relate-widows-speak-out-on-losing-spouse-at-young-age/

Books

Books
Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies
Marta Felberk, ISBN: 978-0877939320

Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life
Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, ISBN: 978-0738209968

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
Therese A. Rando, ISBN: 978-0553352696

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Martha Whitmore Hickman, ISBN: 978-0380773381

Living When a Loved One Has Died
Earl A. Grollman, ISBN: 978-0807027196

For Men:
You Said Goodbye Too Soon: A Husband's Journey Through Grief and Loss
Carruthers, Daniel, ISBN: 78-1537724584

Mourning Men: A Journey Through Grief
Denay, Clifford, ISBN:  978-1506097626

The Widower's Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse
Schaefer, G.J. and Tom Bekkers, ISBN:  78-0882823454

Videos

Videos

Living with grief: A conversation between men

Liam Neeson and Anderson Cooper have a heart-to-heart about living with grief after the death of a loved one. Not your usual entertainment interview.
Living with grief: A conversation between men

Living With Loss Series: Loss of a Spouse

Copyright Dr. Bill Webster
Living With Loss Series: Loss of a Spouse

Dr. Robert Neimeyer: The Three R's of Processing Grief

Dr. Robert Neimeyer talks about Retelling, Rebuilding, and Reinventing after grief at the Association for Death Education and Counseling annual conference.
Dr. Robert Neimeyer: The Three R's of Processing Grief

Uncoupled - Dealing with the Death of a Spouse

This video is helpful for the bereaved who have experienced the death of a partner or spouse. You will meet four bereaved spouses have experienced their grief, what has helped them and ways they honor and keep connections with the memories of their spouses.
Uncoupled - Dealing with the Death of a Spouse