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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/
Wise Old Sayings
http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/grieving-support-guide/

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

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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

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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

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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 Loss Series: Loss of a Spouse

Copyright Dr. Bill Webster

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.

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.